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What we do.

Build Wealth partners with local communities and businesses to provide families with supportive financial programs and services.

We project truth to make change and use education to improve lives. Our clients take control of their finances. Their knowledge is power.

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Who we are.

Our mission is simple: We strengthen communities by empowering families to build sustainable social and economic wealth. We educate, coach and provide access to financial services.

Build Wealth Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with years of experience helping our clients embrace new approaches for giving, saving, banking, investing, home ownership and creating generational wealth.

Our latest initiative, 9000 Equities, is a collaboration of community partners aiming to reduce the wealth equity and homeownership gap by 15% by financing 9000 new black homeowners in 5 to 7 years. The disparity in homeownership between Minnesota’s African American and White households equals 52%. The 9000 Equities Fund will provide affordable first mortgages, or equivalent financing opportunities, to households struggling to access mortgages in historically underserved communities of color.

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Get to know us.

We are seasoned professionals who treat our clients like family. Our number one priority is building caring, invested relationships with our clients and our communities.

David

Executive Director

“I’m here to change the lives of families and improve communities.”

Jeffery

Senior Program Director

“Helping families build generational wealth is my passion.”

Bao

Senior Loan Processor

“My core value is to help expand homeownership in our BIPOC community.”

DasJohn

Executive Administrator

“I am devoted to nurturing hope to families to empower them to build stability and achieve their financial goals.”

Demitri

Youth Director

“We’re like a family here. We help youth gain financial independence.”

Jorea

Communications Specialist

Having a passion for making the best out of each experience and situation allows me to be dedicated to communications externally and internally.

Justin

Senior Loan Processor

I am committed to helping our clients achieve their homeownership dreams and providing honest, transparent, and reliable guidance and advice

Kandice

Director of Communications

I am truly passionate about empowering families through financial stability.

Kylie

Underwriting Manager

"I am dedicated to assisting families to become sustainable homeowners and bridging the wealth gap for our communities."

Lea

Senior Financial Coach/ Certified HUD Counselor

"I aspire to change the narrative that homeownership is hard. With proper education and coaching, families can own homes, thrive, and build generational wealth."

Lisa

Youth Administrator & Outreach Coordinator

"Teaching our youth about credit and building generational wealth is vital to making systemic change."

Marshe

Senior Loan Processor

"I help families realize their homeownership goals are attainable."

Michiah

Senior Loan Processor

My goal is to help individuals and families in our communities bridge the gap of homeownership so that they can build a future for generations to come.

Regina

Program Services Director

“We started this company because we care about people and their financial futures.”

Richard

Senior Financial Coach/ Certified HUD Counselor

"I am committed to empowering and serving underserved communities."

TaLana

Financial Services Coordinator

“I’m passionate about our mission to help families build wealth.”

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We transform families.

Each year, Build Wealth enrolls more than 1,000 new families into our collective financial programs and services. Together, we develop long-term, personal solutions that work.

Our stories

Build Wealth educational benefits last a lifetime and for generations to come. We are the catalyst that helps our clients overcome the disparities in their community.

I learned so much from the Family Stabilization Plan in my early twenties and have used the knowledge to build my own credit. Build Wealth also greatly supported my start-up business and gave me the tools to succeed as an entrepreneur. I am beyond grateful for this organization. 

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I have been working with Build Wealth since 2012. I have completed the Family Stabilization Plan, purchased a home and now have been working on business ventures with the team at Build Wealth. It has been a great experience. They gave me guidance on financial planning and small business moves. I will be referring my children to the program as soon as they are eligible to participate. 

Build Wealth not only helped me to reach my personal goals but also my professional goals! Mr. Jeff had my best interest during my home buying process. Build wealth is an extension to my family. I appreciate the guidance and wisdom that the program offered. David and Regina are helping the community where there is a need. 

Build Wealth offered me the exact resources I needed when it came to buying my first home. The team was great to work with and extremely supportive. Thank you Build Wealth for everything! 

We started as the “A Team” when we were in the very first Family Stabilization class. Build Wealth did not give up on us and my family stuck with it. Now we are proud owners of a 5 bedroom 2 bath house with 4 acres 10 years later. Once again Thank You Build Wealth.  

This program saved me. I was in a homeless program. I never thought I could buy a house and be out of debt in two years. This program is amazing and I will tell everyone about it. The staff are helpful and nice. I am blessed to be in this program.  

I often thought of attending a homebuyers class before purchasing another house. I wanted some additional knowledge that I lacked with my first house purchase. Build Wealth gave me that knowledge I was seeking and more.  

Our numbers

The average Build Wealth household creates $57,000 in equity.

The average Build Wealth client’s credit score increases by 125 points to nearly 700.

Every year, Build Wealth helps hundreds of families become homeowners.

On average, a Build Wealth client reduces past-due debt by $3,600.

Build Wealth has provided clients over $5,000,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance.

The average Build Wealth client increases savings by over $8,800.

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