The Economic and Community Development Institute is a nonprofit community development organization that has provided four AFI grants since 2004, with the objective of increasing assets of low-income families in central Ohio.
The institute emphasizes broad-based asset building, with the goals of increasing the economic self-sufficiency of central Ohio families and strengthening their communities.
Partners for the Institute include the law firm of Calfee Halter and Griswold, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Columbus Chamber of Commerce Small Business Development Center, Somali Chamber of Commerce, Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, Columbus Housing Partnership, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Ohio, Ohio State University Family Life Program, Ohio State University Extension Franklin County, Ohio CDC Association, City of Columbus, Columbus Saves, I Know I Can, Columbus City Schools, United Way of Central Ohio, PNC Bank, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Habitat for Humanity, Columbus Urban League, Community Housing Partners, Homes on the Hill CDC, Ohio State University Columbus State Community College, United Way’s Earned Income Tax Coalition, Impact Community Action, and the Governor’s Office of Faith and Community Based Initiatives, all providing program support; and Fifth Third Bank, Commerce National Bank, Key Bank, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, providing financial education and other financial services.
Assets for Independence Grant History
AFI IDA Program
1155 IDAs have been opened.
833 participants have received financial education.
$461,481 saved by participants.
577 participants have purchased an asset.
Total AFI Funding
Total AFI Grant Funding:
Total Non-Federal Support: $12,390,929
The Economic and Community Development Institute focuses on eligible low-income working families and individuals, minorities, foreign-born residents, and Columbus City School students in central Ohio. This grantee covers central Ohio.
Economic and Community Development Institute
1655 Old Leonard Avenue Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 559-0115 www.ecdi.org