For Service Providers


The Financial Empowerment Network (FEN) is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 in Washington state dedicated to helping low and moderate-income people become financially stable.

Since FEN’s inception in 2006, spearheaded by the active leadership of the City of Seattle, Washington Appleseed, and The Seattle Foundation, we have become a prominent force in the region for financial empowerment.

Our Vision

We envision communities where low- and moderate-income individuals and families are able to achieve financial well-being.

Our Mission

We advance financial empowerment through partnerships that support access to affordable, effective, and relevant services, products, and other resources.

Our Process

We serve as a liaison and broker to create connections, disseminate evidence-based and promising practices, and bring resources to a network of providers to integrate financial empowerment into other services, including anti-poverty strategies.

This section of the site is dedicated to professionals in the field whose work in purpose and practice aims to improve the lives of low-income individuals and families.

2021 Initiative Chairs:  Lydia Assefa-Dawson, King County Housing Authority; Thusharie Gooneratne, JP Morgan Chase; Becky House, American Financial Solutions; Tom McKay, Northwest Justice Project; Adam Stein, Columbia Bank; Brenda Snyder, Washington Treasurer’s Office; and Linda Taylor, Urban League.

2021 Board of Directors: Grace Adriano, King County Housing Authority; John Babauta, Addison Avenue Investment Services; Michael  Dotson, Banner Bank;  Becky House, American Financial Solutions, Rishabh Jain, Paravision; Jamie Kaku, HomeStreet Bank; John Kim, Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority; and Linda Taylor, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle.

For more information contact:

Jennifer Quiroz
Financial Empowerment Network