Financial Beginnings imagines a future where Washingtonians 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 across Washington.

The generosity of community members, volunteers, businesses, and foundations enables Financial Beginnings Washington to provide all our programs at no cost to learners and educational partners. We typically deliver programming to around 10,000 Washington youth and adults 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
In 2014, Financial Beginnings opened its first satellite office in Washington, made possible by generous support from BECU and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Now an affiliate of the national office, Financial Beginnings Washington provides educational programming to schools and community-based organizations across the state.

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 60,000 Washingtonians since opening in 2014.