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:
Laura Abernathy, Frank Alexander, Nina Babich, Cathy Beyda, Mary Blanusa, Kathleen Bodek, Bill Brand, Tanya Broder, Mary Brooks, Traci Bruckner, Louellen Brumgard, Megan Carolan, Carolyn Carter, Michael Collins, Annette Curl, Jessica Curtis, Carl Davis, Rebecca Dixon, Mary Fairchild, Qiana Flores, Katryn Gabrielson, Tsedeye Gebreselassie, Dorcas Gilmore, Leah Gjertson, Rachel Gragg, Robb Gray, Doug Hall, Chris Harris, Marie Hawe, Martha Heberlein, Jacqueline Herb, Melora Hiller, Robert Hobbs, Joelle Hoeft, Krista Holub, Dawn Huckelbridge, Conor Hurley, Sandi Jacobs, Rick Jacobus, Tracy Kaufman, Clint Key, Spike Kiel, Uriah King, Allison Knox, Teresa Lemmons, Laura Levine, Jeffrey Lubell, Gena McClendon, Alison McIntosh, Tina Morris-Anderson, Heather Morton, Lynne Munzberg, Andrea Olson, Suzanne Parks, Noel Poyo, Marc Purvis, Louisa Quittman, Solana Rice, Lauren Saunders, Eric Seleznow, Farzana Serang, Lillian Singh, Jeremy Smith, Robyn Smith, Joanna Smith-Ramini, Judy Solomon, Mike Solomon, Martha Somerville, Deborah Stein, Jessica Stephens, Ed Strong, Emily Thaden, Tamra Thetford, Marisabel Torres, John Van Alst, Claudia Viek, Geoff Walsh, Alan Weil, Susan Weinstock, Holden Weisman, Stephanie Wilkins, Elroy Willoughby, Meghan Wills, Jennifer Windh, Sarah Wolff, Chi Chi Wu, Martha Wunderli and Greg Zagorski. Special thanks to Jon Haveman.
Special thanks to the funders who provided input on the Scorecard’s content and structure during the planning process:
Amy Brown, Gary Cunningham, Frank DeGiovanni, Amanda Feinstein, Annika Little, Kilolo Kijakazi and Bill Vesneski.
We also thank the Scorecard advisory group, whose input on the selection and collection of the policy measures was invaluable:
Stephanie Bowman, Nancy Brown, Karen Heisler, Robin McKinney, Lucy Mullany, Jessica Sotelo, Derek Thomas, Ross Yednock.
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 (Strategies 360), Tawney Brunsch (Lakota Funds), 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 (Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland), 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, Paul G. Allen Family 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 Roberto Arjona, Jennifer Brooks, Dara Duratinsky, Ethan Geiling, Kristin Lawton, Sean Luechtefeld, Jennifer Medina, Emory Nelms, Lebaron Sims, Jr., Veronica Weis 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.