Financial security impacts all aspects of our lives—our education, our health, our ability to hold down a job, our ability to buy a home, and our ability to pass on a legacy for future generations.
For nearly forty years, Prosperity Now has been in the business of opening the door to opportunity for those who would otherwise not be able to access it. And we couldn't do this without you.
We’re so grateful for the movement we’ve created together. Our impact is possible because of your unwavering support. Thank you for all you do, today and every day, to ensure everyone has a clear path to stability, wealth, and prosperity.
View our 2017 Annual Report to read about the impact Prosperity Now had across all of our work.
How do savings help low-and moderate-income people get out of poverty?
Kate Griffin, Vice President of Programs at Prosperity Now, explains a common misconception around savings and the approach needed to build the savings of low- and moderate-income communities.
How can data and research advance local policy?
Victoria Woodards, Mayor of Tacoma, WA, explains the value of Prosperity Now data and resources to her work.
What role can community play in advocating for affordable housing?
Paul Bradley, President of ROC USA, explains how a manufactured housing community came together to prevent displacement.
Why is it important to include client voices?
Hiba Haroon, Senior Program Manager, Savings and Financial Capability at Prosperity Now, discusses the importance of incorporating participants' perspectives when designing programs and services.
Why are young advocates important in this work?
Ranye Mclendon, Leader of Prosperity Now's Youth Council, explains her role as a youth advocate in building financial security for her community.
What are the pitfalls of not having affordable housing?
Esther Sullivan, Professor at the University of Colorado Denver, explains the importance of access to affordable housing.
How do you use data in your local policy work?
Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton, CA, explains how he draws from Prosperity Now data to support powerful anecdotes that lay the foundation for policy change.
Why is data critical for your local policy work?
Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, CA, explains how Prosperity Now data that disaggregates economic outcomes by race is an asset to her work.
How has research and data helped progress our fight for economic justice?
Lebaron Sims, Senior Research Manager at Prosperity Now, describes the kinds of data Prosperity Now collects and its value to the communities it works with.
How can Prosperity Now help open the door to new policy opportunities?
Melvin Carter, Mayor of St. Paul, MN, explains the value of Prosperity Now data to gain a sophisticated understanding of the issues that affect his city.