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Community-Owned Children's Savings Program Set to Launch in Saint Paul Next Year

Community-Owned Children's Savings Program Set to Launch in Saint Paul Next Year

Mar 15, 2019

At his State of the City address on March 14, Saint Paul (MN) Mayor Melvin Carter announced a universal, at-birth Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program set to launch next year—

6 Facts Showing Why the US Needs Children's Savings Accounts

Feb 26, 2019

Last month, Prosperity Now released its 2019 Scorecard, a comprehensive resource for data on household financial health, racial economic disparities and relevant policy recommendations.

New Report: Children's Savings Accounts Are Rising Steadily in the US

New Report: Children's Savings Accounts Are Rising Steadily in the US

Feb 14, 2019

The children’s savings field continued to grow in 2018, according to a new report from Prosperity NowThe Movement Soars Ahead: The State of the Children’s Savings Field 2018 is the third annual children’s savings report by Prosperity Now.

1:1 Fund Partners Raise $85,000 on #GivingTuesday

1:1 Fund Partners Raise $85,000 on #GivingTuesday

Jan 18, 2019

During the 1:1 Fund’s last quarterly campaign of 2018, Giving Tuesday, 13 CSA programs raised more than $85,000 from approximately 330 donors to fund incentives for young students to save for college. With matching dollars from the 1:1 Fund, the total amount raised came to almost $118,000. These totals marked another strong Giving Tuesday for the 1:1 Fund.

"I Have A Dream" Des Moines is Now the By Degrees Foundation

"I Have A Dream" Des Moines is Now the By Degrees Foundation

Jan 18, 2019

After 28 years with the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, the Des Moines Dream affiliate has rebranded as a separate nonprofit: the By Degrees Foundation.