Investing in People, Strengthening Communities

Consumer Education

CAAB advocates for public policies that support all people’s efforts to save money and become financially stable and self-sufficient.

 CAAB conducts research and collaborates with research organizations to highlight economic issues affecting low- and moderate-income residents of the Greater DC area, and proposes programs and policies to eliminate barriers to saving and wealth creation.

CAAB also works with banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions to make their products and services more accessible and responsive to the needs of low-income consumers. At the same time, CAAB educates consumers about factors that influence the cost of financial products and services so that they can better evaluate their options and make choices that will help them create wealth rather than debt.

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How to give

Now, more than ever, non-profits like Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) need your help. Please support CAAB as we continue to help DC residents manage and/or improve their financial situation during these difficult times. If you can't afford to give a monetary gift, please visit our Amazon Wish List where you can choose from a variety of items that CAAB needs in order to better serve our community.

or send a check or money order to
Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)
c/o Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CEO & Executive Director
1100 15th St, NW, 4th Floor 
Washington, DC 20005