Helping Erie cOunty residents build a stronger financial foothold

60+ agencies collaborate closely with United Way through the Creating Assets, Savings & Hope (CASH) Buffalo Coalition to help improve the financial health of hardworking families.

The coalition includes:

  • Foundations
  • Banks
  • Credit unions​
  • Nonprofits​
  • Faith-based & community groups​
  • Educational institutions​
  • Employers​
  • Concerned citizens

Our Focus:

CASH focuses on proactive, community-based asset-building strategies, including:

  • Securing working family credits & other income supports (Earned income, Education, and Child Tax Credits)
  • Improving the coordination, reach & consistency of local financial education programming
  • Supporting education & employment opportunities
  • Encouraging homeownership & other asset development through Individual Development Account (IDA) matched savings accounts