About Us

The fifty-year war on poverty has made living in poverty more tolerable but it has not made it more escapable.

Census data shows that within four years, 75% of families living below the poverty line move above it, yet 50% of these families slip back into poverty in five years.


After tracking hundreds of families over the past 15 years, the Family Independence Initiative (FII) has discovered that cycling in and out of poverty is not due to a lack of family initiative. Instead, this cycle can be traced to well-intentioned but inadequate governmental and charitable policies and practices that have:

Our Vision

One day all families across America will have access to all the resources and opportunities needed to achieve their goals and dreams.

Our Mission

We trust and invest in low-income families across the nation so they can work individually and collectively to achieve prosperity.

Our Values

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