Financial Beginnings imagines a future where Oregonians are better equipped to handle their finances.
We're a state-wide nonprofit that provides accessible and unbiased financial education programming to youth and adults in schools and community-based organizations.

The generosity of community members, volunteers, businesses, and foundations enables Financial Beginnings Oregon to provide all our programs at no cost to learners and educational partners. We typically deliver programming to more than 20,000 Oregonians annually, prioritizing groups from low-to-moderate income (LMI) households.

Our Mission
Financial Beginnings empowers youth and adults to take control of their financial futures.
Our Vision
We envision a world where individuals cease to see finances as a barrier and instead view them as a tool to realize their dreams. In a financially capable and literate nation, individuals are vested in, and contribute to, a healthy economic system nationally, regionally, and in their neighborhoods.
Our History
Financial Beginnings has its organizational roots in Portland, Oregon. Initally launched to educate local high school students on all aspects of personal finance, Financial Beginnings has grown to deliver programming in several counties across the state. The Oregon office officially became Financial Beginnings Oregon in 2017 when the organization shifted operations to expand nationally.

Since its 2005 inception, Financial Beginnings has expanded to serve both youth and adults, adding programming that educates and empowers elementary school, middle school, and high school students, postsecondary students, low-to-moderate income earners, vulnerable adults, and Spanish-speaking learners. In 2020, Financial Beginnings started offering online programming in addition to in-person instruction through webinars and eventually an interactive Learning Management System (LMS).
Making Meaningful Progress!
We've helped financially empower close to 200,000 Oregonians since Financial Beginnings started delivering programming in 2006.