There is a sea change underway in how credit unions go about planning, pursuing, measuring, and reporting their philanthropic efforts...
Community Impact Research
Community Impact / Aug 18 2020
Amplifying Social Impact: The State of Credit Union Giving
Community Impact / May 04 2020
Supporting Financial Well-being of Credit Union Members and Employees
What Filene's research says about supporting financial needs and action steps for putting it into practice.
Community Impact / Feb 28 2020
Pathways to Financial Well-being
Qualitative Research Findings from the Reaching Minority Households Incubator Filene tracked the outcomes of three lending programs through the lives...
Community Impact / Dec 20 2019
The Stakeholder-Empowering Philanthropy of Edward Filene
The origin and continued success of the US credit union sector can be attributed in large part to a unique...
Community Impact / Consumer Thinking / Jan 30 2019
Domestic Violence Recovery (DVR) Loan Program - Year Three Report
Survivors of domestic violence face unique financial challenges. This report provides an update on the Domestic Violence Recovery Loan program...
Community Impact / Aug 08 2018
Reaching Minority Households Incubator
Many traditional financial institutions struggle to meet the needs of minority households. Filene, Visa, and the Ford Foundation conducted this research to find out why.
Community Impact / Jan 07 2016
Reaching Minority Households: Learning from Minority Credit Unions
Minority households in the United States are far more likely to be unbanked or underbanked compared to others. Credit unions...
Community Impact / Feb 05 2016
Accessible Financial Services Incubator
During the past two years Filene tested five innovative products designed for low-and moderate-income consumers. In this report we share...
Consumer Thinking / Aug 22 2016
Enhancing Savings Behaviors of Low- to Middle- Income Families
If we are to help low- to middle-income households make better financial decisions, we first need to understand why they...