The Bay Area Asset Funders Network – launched in early 2010 as the first affiliate of the national Asset Funders Network (AFN) – is a regional network of private and corporate foundations, public-sector funders and financial institutions supporting opportunities for low-wealth individuals and families in the San Francisco Bay Area to access financial education and services, save, invest and preserve financial assets. Bay Area AFN is supporting the community of funders invested in asset-building activities in the region; strengthening the field by fostering connections between grantmakers and their peers in the nonprofit, public and private sector; and working to increase investment in the field, over the long term.
Bay Area AFN members benefit from AFN services including national meetings, webinars and a quarterly national newsletter; and AFN informs its members of Bay Area AFN activities.
Membership in Bay Area AFN is open to funders who are supporting or are actively interested in supporting asset-building programs, services and initiatives including private and corporate foundations, public agencies and financial institutions. The membership meets quarterly. For more information or to become a member, please contact Siobhan Mulvey at siobhan.mulvey at gmail dot com or at 415-404-5336.
Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to be the fiscal sponsor of Bay Area AFN and supports its goals for grantmaker collaboration and engagement.