The Faces of Financial Vulnerability in Greensboro, North Carolina

In 2014, D2D undertook an in-depth research project with a small group of credit union consumers in Greensboro, NC in order to better understand the granularity of challenges faced by the financially vulnerable and the role prize-linked savings accounts can play in engaging with savings and coping with financial disruptions.

D2D Hosts Expert Convening - May 2016 Newsletter

The newest issue of our newsletter features an expert convening D2D hosted in March, bringing together a diverse group of experts to ideate around the next generation of financial products.

Behavior Changes and Prize-Linked Savings: Managing Financial Volatility

Consumers from across the income spectrum are faced with the challenge of inconsistent income and expenses, but for low- and moderate-income consumers with limited access to financial products and services, these challenges are magnified.

D2D Wins Gold - April 2016 Newsletter

D2D's April 2016 newsletter is out today, featuring exciting updates and news including:

Prepaid Savings Features that Consumers Demand

Prepaid cards are a valuable tool for many consumers, and we believe that new features can make them even more powerful.

Doorways to Dreams Wins “Best Prepaid Innovation” for Gamified Savings App

Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund was honored to receive the Gold Medal for Best Prepaid Innovation at the 2016

The Future of Saving — Even Without a Savings Account

Tax time is a major opportunity to kick start an emergency fund and begin a habit of saving. For many Americans, savings bonds are a useful tool to both hold and gift savings in a secure way.

SAVINGS Act, Consumer Engagement, and More in our March Newsletter

Our March newsletter is out, featuring updates on:

Consumer Engagement: Helping People Want What they Need

Doorways to Dreams (D2D) encourages funders to award grants to those projects that involve consumers throughout the process  of developing products, tools, and services in a new report.

SavingsQuest Nominated for Innovation Award - Vote Now!

Our gamified savings app SavingsQuest has been selected as 1 of 5 finalists from a pool of over 600 for the Best Prepaid Innovation

D2D February Newsletter is Here!

D2D's February newsletter has been released, featuring:

D2D Secures New Funding from MetLife Foundation for Financial Empowerment Innovation Fund

Doorways to Dreams (D2D) is pleased to announce the 2016 launch of its Financial Empowerment Innovation Fund.  The $3 million Fund has secured grants from generous funders to support D2D’s ground breaking work to develop and scale a next generation of practical tools to dramatically improve the financial security of economically vulnerable Americans.

SAVINGS Act Introduced in Senate

Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Susan Collins (R-ME), Chairman of the Aging Committee, have introduce

SaveYourRefund 2016 is here!

At the start of the 2016 tax season, D2D and America Saves launched SaveYourRefund, the annual tax-time saving promotion. SaveYourRefund encourages tax filers to save a portion of their tax refund using IRS Form 8888.

WINcentive Savings Featured in Minnesota

WINcentive Savings launched in Minnesota this month, giving members of 14 credit unions the opportunity to save money and win cash prizes. The first drawing is coming up in February, one of many that will include:

D2D is Hiring!

Do you want to work for a fun, creative team that is making an impact on the lives of financially vulnerable consumers? D2D is now hiring for multiple positions at various levels, including Innovation Strategist, Senior Innovation Manager, and Senior Innovation Director.

January 2016 Newsletter Now Available!

Our first newsletter of 2016 has been released, featuring exciting news about...

Season's Greetings from D2D!

All of us at D2D wish you a joyful holiday season and Happy New Year!  We look forward to an exciting 2016 working with our partners and friends.

Engagement Has the Power to Boost Savings

The average employee spends 7 minutes a year looking at their retirement portal, while the typical consumer will spend 40 minutes with a video game that simulates retirement saving. How can we use this info to encourage savings?