Press Releases

5 More Organizations Sign up with SaverLife

We are excited to announce the launch of a transformative partnership designed to increase financial stability and emergency savings of families living across the United States. EARN is partnering with five major U.S. affordable housing organizations to promote saving in nine states across the country. With a combined reach of more than 200,000 residents, this…

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EARN joins San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros to Launch SaverLife Campaign

1,000 families will receive cash incentives for saving money and building a financial cushion. SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, San Francisco-based nonprofit EARN and Treasurer José Cisneros announced the launch of SaverLife, a transformative community movement aiming to increase financial stability and emergency savings in the Bay Area. SaverLife will provide small cash incentives to…

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EARN and NeighborWorks America launch partnership to encourage emergency savings and savings habits

EARN and NeighborWorks America launch new technology and personal coaching partnership to encourage emergency savings and the development of lifelong savings habits Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA, February 13, 2017 — NeighborWorks America, one of the nation’s leading community development nonprofits working to improve the financial capability of low- and moderate-income consumers, and EARN, a…

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EARN Launches Online Savings Platform to Incentivize Emergency Savings

WASHINGTON D.C., September 30, 2016 — EARN announced today the launch of “Starter Savings,” a new mobile-first savings tool designed to kick-start a habit of savings and help low-income working Americans build an emergency savings fund. The announcement was made at CFED’s Assets Learning Conference, a bi-annual gathering of professionals dedicated to creating an opportunity economy. More…

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EARN Wins Financial Solutions Lab Fintech Competition

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2016 — Today, the Financial Solutions Lab (“FinLab”) at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) with founding partner JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced nine financial services innovators, including EARN, as the winners of its second competition, aimed at identifying solutions that help consumers prepare for – and weather – financial shocks. FinLab selected…

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EARN Launches Online Program for First-Time Savers in Spanish

Innovative online savings tool aims to help Spanish speakers save their “First $500” SAN FRANCISCO, CA; March 8, 2016 – EARN announced today that their national microsavings program targeting first-time, low-income savers is now being offered in Spanish. The program is designed to reach the estimated 41% of American households with little-to-no savings, to help them build…

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JPMorgan Chase Announces $750,000 Grant to EARN

Naomi Camper

JPMorgan Chase Announces $4 Million in Grants to Bay Area Nonprofits Helping the Unbanked Connect with the Financial Mainstream Multi-Year Effort Seeks to Expand Access to Innovative Technology and Services for Low-Income Individuals and Families; Funding Comes as the CFE Fund Announces New Bank On National Account Standards for Low-Fee Banking Accounts San Francisco, October…

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EARN Announces New Chief Executive Officer: Leigh Phillips

SAN FRANCISCO, CA; August 13, 2015 – EARN, a nonprofit dedicated to helping working families save and invest in their futures, announced today that its Board of Directors has named Leigh Phillips as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 8, 2015. During her ten years at San Francisco’s City Hall, Leigh built one of the most prominent…

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New Study on Removing CalWORKs “Asset Test”

San Francisco, CA — EARN and the Californians for Shared Prosperity coalition today issued a new report that analyzes the cost that the State of California incurs verifying assets of CalWORKs recipients. Families and individuals must pass an “asset test,” in order to receive assistance. This means that a CalWORKs recipient cannot have more than $2000 in…

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