The Community Financial Education Foundation is thrilled to announce that the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has provided CFEF with a $30,000 grant to support our efforts to innovate financial education. The grant will catalyze CFEF’s efforts to provide expanded access to financial education as well as financial products and services. In response to emerging new technologies and increased broadband access, CFEF has committed to developing innovative solutions that empower individuals, regardless of background or economic status, to manage their finances and learn about their financial options through online and mobile tools Central to this effort is MyStartingPoint, CFEF’s online financial education application, which utilizes videos and interactive tools to teach users how to manage their personal finances.
The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund was established to realize and enlarge the magnificent human potential that William McGowan foresaw. Their vision is to impact lives today, create sustainable change, and empower future generations to achieve their greatest potential. CFEF is dedicated to the same mission; we hope to enable individuals across our nation to secure their financial futures by better understanding the tools and options available to them. By mitigating financial distress and exclusion, we foster equality and opportunity across our communities. It is our goal to inform people and help them to connect with the products and services that help them to achieve financial stability for them and their families. It is with great gratitude that we accept the grant from the McGowan Charitable Fund to accomplish this mission.