EmpoweredNYC is an initiative to assist New Yorkers with disabilities and their families to better manage their finances and become more financially stable. Learn more about EmpoweredNYC

Financial Empowerment Centers

The City's Financial Empowerment Centers offer FREE, one-on-one financial counseling to help you tackle debt, save for the future, open a bank account, improve credit, and much more. Financial counseling is free and confidential, and our professional counselors speak multiple languages. Learn more about Financial Empowerment Centers

Financial Education Network

OFE brings together many financial education providers, including nonprofit organizations and financial institutions, to build a strong Financial Education Network (FEN). We work together to improve the quality and accessibility of financial education for New Yorkers. Does your organization provide free or low-cost financial education? Join our Network

NYC Free Tax Prep

DCWP coordinates the City’s annual tax time campaign to:

Learn how to use NYC Free Tax Prep to file for free and keep your whole refund.

NYC SafeStart Account

The City partnered with seven banks and four credit unions to offer the NYC SafeStart Account, a safe and affordable starter account. Open a savings account

Ready to Rent

Ready to Rent helps New Yorkers prepare to apply for affordable housing by providing free one-on-one financial counseling and assistance with affordable housing applications. Learn more about program at

Some of these programs are generously supported by the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which facilitates innovative public-private partnerships throughout NYC’s five boroughs. The Fund relies on individuals, foundations, and corporations to support public programs in areas including mental health, youth workforce development, domestic violence, immigration and citizenship, financial empowerment, and support for young men and women of color.

Contribute to one or more of the outlined OFE Initiatives through the Mayor's Fund online; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

If you are interested in our financial empowerment programs or have an idea for a new initiative, email us at for partnership opportunities.