The Illinois Asset Building Group (IABG) is a diverse statewide coalition invested in building the stability and strength of Illinois communities through increased asset ownership and asset protection. We believe that every person deserves the opportunity to save and build wealth across their life-time. Through our advocacy efforts, we are committed to addressing the growing racial wealth gap and creating safe opportunities for Illinois families to save for their future and the future of their children.
Our work across issue areas includes examining barriers and solutions to the persistent racial wealth gap. We focus our efforts on policy development, coalition building, stakeholder engagement, education of policymakers and advocacy to provide equitable opportunities for asset building. IABG is co-chaired by Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. Our partners include community leaders, service providers, researchers, advocates, and financial institutions.
Generous support for IABG is provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Woods Fund of Chicago.