September 2017: What does the Policy Debate Mean for Immigrant Families’ Economic Security?

Families in the Balance: What does the Policy Debate Mean for Immigrant Families’ Economic Security? The EITC Funders Network, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), and Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce (GIST) co-hosted a webinar on Tuesday, September 12th on the profound and wide-ranging challenges to immigrant families’ economic security and strategies for grantmakers seeking…

November 2016: Advancing Opportunity for South Carolinians

On November 2nd, the EITC Funders Network co-hosted a funder conversation in Columbia, SC on two-generation approaches to creating opportunity for South Carolina’s families and children together with the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy, the South Carolina Grantmakers Network, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, and the United Way Association of South Carolina. See…

September 2016: Savings, the EITC, and Financial Coaching, A Funder-to-Funder Conversation

The EITC Funders Network and the Asset Funders Network co-hosted a unique funders-only opportunity to explore the intentional linkages between savings, the EITC, and financial coaching on Thursday, September 29th at the 2016 Assets Learning Conference (ALC) in Washington, DC. Household savings, especially flexible assets, can play a key role in creating economic stability, opportunity, and even…

June 2016: Leveraging the Tax Moment to Build Financial Capability

On June 9th, the Taxpayer Opportunity Network, JPMorgan Chase and the EITC Funders Network co-sponsored an engaging discussion about leveraging the tax moment to build financial capability for low- and moderate-income taxpayers. The webinar featured representatives from foundations, government agencies and practitioners sharing the lessons they’ve learned about tax-time financial capability integration and the questions they’re still trying to answer. Speakers…

October 2015: Immigrant Families and Tax Credits — What’s at Stake?

The EITC Funders Network and GCIR co-hosted a webinar on immigrant families’ eligibility for tax credits, proposals to limit eligibility, and what role funders can play in protecting immigrant families’ access. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) are widely recognized as critical income supports for millions of low-income families. Despite paying taxes, many otherwise eligible immigrant families are denied participation in the…