A list of organizations that help fund VIDA programs.

Assets for Independence

Assets for Independence (AFI) enables community-based nonprofits and government agencies to implement and demonstrate an assets-based approach for giving low-income families a hand up out of poverty. AFI projects help participants save earned income in special-purpose, matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). Every dollar in savings deposited into an IDA by participants is matched by the AFI project, promoting savings and enabling Participants to acquire a lasting asset. AFI project families use their IDA savings, including the matching funds, to achieve any of three objectives: acquiring a first home; capitalizing a small business; or enrolling in postsecondary education or training.

Neighborhood Partnerships

The Neighborhood Partnership (NP) Fund began in 1990 with the goal of revitalizing Portland communities. Our mission statement was simple: Revitalize Portland’s inner-city neighborhoods by creating and sustaining a strong network of community development corporations. Through neighborhood-based Community Development Corporations (CDCs) we believed we could implement strategies that would re-build or create a sustaining infrastructure of affordable housing – affordable to very low income and working people — and support economic opportunity for all residents.

Oregon Community Foundation

CASA of Oregon is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Miller Charitable Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation to provide financial education and create an affordable community revolving loan fund for persons at risk of using predatory financial services. Jeff Anderson of The Oregon Community Foundation says: “CASA of Oregon’s new micro-loan program for people without access to traditional small, short term bank loans is a timely response to the poor economic circumstances that too many Oregon families now face. CASA has a solid track record in working to improve the financial health of households through building their assets and offering them basic financial education. This loan program will add another useful option that has succeeded very well in other communities.”

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