2008 Stepping Stones Report: Blazing a Trail for Women's Economic Security

2008 Stepping Stones Report: Blazing a Trail for Women's Economic Security

Launched in 2005, the Washington Area Women's Foundation's Stepping Stones initiative works to build the long-term economic security of low-income, women-headed families in the D.C. area. According to the 2008 Stepping Stones Report: Blazing a Trail for Women's Economic Security (12 pages, PDF), the foundation and its initiative partners — which include the Annie E. Casey, Rockefeller, Ford, and Kellogg foundations — have helped more than 3,160 women and families this year, up 15 percent from 2007. More than a thousand of those women and families increased their assets through financial education and wealth creation efforts, while 155 became homeowners with assistance from the foundation.