Assets for Independence Program

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 matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). The program emphasizes enabling people to learn about and use sound budgeting and money management practices, to address financial issues, and to plan for long-term success. Especially when combined with other support services, the asset building approach helps families set goals and progress toward financial stability. Locate an AFI IDA project near you!

The AFI Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on the Assets for Independence program and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). At, you can quickly learn about the AFI program and IDAs. You can also contact the AFI Resource Center at 1-866-778-6037 or for more information.