CAAB

Investing in People, Strengthening Communities

Manage
Your
Money

Financial Education Program: Seminars, Workshops and One-on-One Counseling for setting financial goals, managing debt, and saving to achieve financial goals.

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Savings

Matched Savings Program: Save money to go to college, buy a home, or start or expand a business.

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Free Tax
Preparation

It's Your Money: Claim it & Keep it! Learn about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax benefits.

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About Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)

Learn about the people and programs that make CAAB one of DC's best small nonprofits.

Through its Financial Education, Matched Savings and Consumer Education programs, and research and advocacy, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is working to ensure that all residents in the Greater DC area have opportunities to save and invest in their dreams.

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Success Stories

  • IDA Saver_Homeownership_Miati (DC)

    Success Story

    Miati's Success Story

    Miati recommends paying yourself first and making savings deposits quickly.

  • IDA Saver_Small Business (DC)

    Success Story

    Dion's Success Story

    "I was extremely fortunate to learn about CAAB and the IDAs because it gave me a chance to save, get a match and achieve my goal."

  • DCFPI Analysis Shows that Expanded DC Earned Income Tax Credit Is Helping Thousands

    DCFPI Analysis Shows that Expanded DC Earned Income Tax Credit Is Helping Thousands

    September 21, 2017

    DC’s recent efforts to boost the incomes of low-wage workers through its Earned Income Tax Credit are working, according to a new analysis of DC tax returns. Over 10,000 more DC working families and individuals claimed DC’s EITC in tax year 2015, thanks to an expansion targeted to workers without children in their home, who previously qualified for only modest benefits.

  • The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is Coming to Washington, DC!

    The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is Coming to Washington, DC!

    September 18, 2017

    On September 20, 2017, the next 100,000 Opportunities Hiring Fair will take place in Washington, DC. The free event is open to 16-24 year olds who are not working or not in school. Attendees can interview for a wide variety of jobs and also work with coaches to improve their resumes and interviewing technique.

  • How to Save For College

    How to Save For College

    September 12, 2017

    Parents want the best for their children, which often includes a college education. Some new graduates leave campus with a diploma in one hand and a huge student loan bill in the other. Parents want their graduates to leave school with minimal debt.

  • Robert Burns Joins CAAB's Board of Directors

    Robert Burns Joins CAAB's Board of Directors

    August 21, 2017

    Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is delighted to announce that Robert Burns has joined CAAB's Board of Directors.