Funders and Partners

Center for Financial Security (CFS), University of Wisconsin Madison

Housed in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW), CFS is an intellectual hub for research and outreach across disciplines. Currently, over 100 researchers from the UW and campuses across the nation are affiliated with CFS. CFS attracts leading researchers through its expertise in consumer behavior, commitment to outreach and applied scholarship, and access to resources for behavior research and the dissemination of research findings. 

CFS Website

Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), University of Wisconsin Madison

IRP is a nonpartisan research institution dedicated to producing and disseminating rigorous evidence to inform policies and programs to combat poverty, inequality, and their effects in the United States. The Institute was created in 1966 with funding from the federal government to serve as a national center for the study of the nature, causes, and cures of poverty. We function as an independent, multidisciplinary center within the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

IRP Website

Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

At RWJF, we are working alongside others to build a national Culture of Health. Our goal is to help raise the health of everyone in the United States to the level that a great nation deserves, by placing well-being at the center of every aspect of life. We are very aware that achieving this will take unprecedented collaboration—a movement for better health. At the same time, we also know we are far from alone in our belief that everyone should have the opportunity to lead a healthier life. And by working alongside many others, we can bring about meaningful change, now and for generations to come.

RWJF Website

Department of Housing and Community Development, Washington, DC

The mission of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is to create and preserve opportunities for affordable housing and economic development and to revitalize underserved communities in the District of Columbia.

DHCD focuses on three strategic objectives:

        1. Preserving and increasing the supply of quality affordable housing;
        2. Increasing homeownership opportunities; and
        3. Revitalizing neighborhoods, promoting community development, and providing economic opportunities. 

DHCD Website