CFED thanks the many people whose support, guidance, advice, knowledge and patience were invaluable to this project.
Our gratitude goes to the great many expert researchers, advocates and practitioners who helped us identify the best data and/or shared their topical knowledge on policies:
Frank Alexander, Sarah Almy, Howard Banker, Myron Berzas, Cathy Beyda, Meg Booth, Maya Brennan, Mary Brooks, Phillip Bush, Janet Byrd, Megan Carolan, Carolyn Carter, Margaret Clancy, Alon Cohen, Charlie Edelen, Elaine Edgcomb, Adela Flores-Brennan, Sylvia Flowers, Jean Ann Fox, Isabel Friedenzohn, Tsedeye Gebreselassie, Steve George, Dan Gerlach, Rachel Gragg, Amy Greene, Chuck Hassebrook, Jim Horan, Sandi Jacobs, Nick Johnson, Ty Jones, Tracy Kaufman, Kirsten Keefe, Karlene Ketola, Dan Kildee, Uriah King, Joyce Klein, Adam Krea, Chris Kukla, Mike Leach, Teresa Lemmons, Anne Li, Helen Luryi, Enrique Marinez-Vidal, Deb Markley, Claire McKenna, Roy Messing, Donnie Morehouse, Andrea Olson, Valerie Plummer, Kent Qian, Dory Rand, Linda Reed, Craig Reynolds, Garth Rieman, Nicole Rush, Alexandra Sirota, Joanna Smith-Ramani, Judy Solomon, Paul Sonn, Christina Theokas, Kathy Turner, Geoff Walsh, Sara Weed, Felicia Wetzig, Marceline White, Victoria Williams, Laura Williams, Nancy Wright, and Josh Zinner. Special thanks to Jon Haveman, Caroline Ratcliffe, Andrew Reamer and Doug Wissoker as well the additional members of our research advisory committee for their guidance and time: David Blatt, Mariko Chang, Michael Collins, Doug Hall, Tatyana Meschede, Colin O’Rourke, Barbara Robles, David Rothstein, Robyn Wainner and Scott Winship.
Our appreciation goes to Assets & Opportunity Network Steering Committee who provided guidance and overall direction on the Assets & Opportunity Initiative. The Network Steering Committee members include:
Christina Barsky (360 Strategies), Tamika S. Edwards (Southern Bancorp Community Partners), Lisa Forti (Alameda County Social Services / Alameda County Community Asset Network, California), Lucy Gorham (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill), Margaret Miley (The Midas Collaborative), Lucy Mullany (Illinois Asset Building Group), Victor Ramirez (Center for Asset Building Opportunities/Citi Community Development), Kate Richey (Oklahoma Policy Institute), David Rothstein (Policy Matters Ohio), Diana Stone (Seattle-King County Asset Building Collaborative, Washington), Kaye Schmitz (Florida Prosperity Partnership).
In addition, CFED thanks each of the Lead State and Lead Local Organizations who use Scorecard resources to raise the visibility of financial security and opportunity issues across the country.
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard was made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Paul G. Allen Foundation, Walter S. Johnson Foundation and the Surdna Foundation.
A tremendous amount of CFED staff time and talent was devoted to the creation of the Scorecard. We are deeply appreciative of the contributions of the Scorecard team of Jennifer Brooks, LeElaine Comer, Dara Duratinsky, Ethan Geiling, Jennifer Medina, Roberto Arjona, Kristin Lawton, Sean Luechtefeld, Veronica Weis, Lauren Williams, Meredith Decker, Elvis Guzman, Jessica Morales, Michelle Nguyen, Lebaron Sims, Jr. and Kasey Wiedrich, as well as many other members of the CFED staff, current and former, whose assistance was invaluable. Special thanks to consultants Dave Kalbfleish and Amy Saltzman. The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard would not be possible without the support and leadership of CFED President Andrea Levere, CFED Founder and Board President Robert Friedman, Chief Program Officer Ida Rademacher and Chief External Relations Officer Kim Pate.