Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network
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The Network Facilitates Asset-Building Conversations

The Indiana A&O Network was asked to facilitate a discussion on asset-building strategies to members of the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA) duringtwo of their 2016 regional meetings in New Albany and Muncie, IN. IPA is a nonprofit membership association of and for the state’s philanthropic grantmaking community. Their membership includes public and private foundations, corporate giving programs, governmental grantmakers, regranting organizations, philanthropic advisors, and other qualified individuals. To learn more about their work, visit their website at

As the funding community responds to the increasing need to have a more comprehensive investment approach to financial inclusion and economic opportunity, IPA invited the Network to speak about successful asset-building program designs aimed at integrated approaches to service delivery. 

Lack of financial education is the result of complex social problems which require commitment and input from many community partners, and the Network was able to highlight successful asset-building strategies, such as the Individual Development Accounts program a successful matched savings program in the state and Promise Indiana, a child savings account program that helps students and families save for college. Click here to review the presentation and learn more about the different ways communities benefit from them.

If you have any questions, please contact the Network Manager Kelsey Clayton,



Kathleen Taylor