Who We Are And What We Do

Who We Are

Penny Forward is a community of blind people building bright futures one penny at a time.

Our Mission

Penny Forward’s mission is to help blind people confidently navigate the complicated landscape of personal finance through education, mentoring, and mutual support.

Our Vision

Penny Forward envisions a world where blind people have the resources to confidently weather hard times, take advantage of rare opportunities, and more powerfully support causes they deeply care about. We’re working toward this by:

  • Developing accessible and affordable 1X1 and group financial education programs for children and adults
  • Building a network of community members who help each other build the knowledge and resources to enable their success
  • Collaborating with other blindness organizations to educate, motivate, and elevate the blind community

Recent Blog Posts

Penny Forward Financial Needs Survey (12/20/2021) - Your input is very important to us. If you have trouble filling out this survey, please email pennyforward@pennyforward.com and we’ll do our best to help you. Loading…
IRS Free File available today; filers can claim important tax benefits (1/14/2022) - WASHINGTON – The IRS today announced the availability of Free File, providing taxpayers online tax preparation products available at no charge. Today’s launch of IRS Free File, available only through IRS.gov, provides people an early opportunity to file their taxes and claim the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit, the enhanced Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income ... Read more
All About Credit Reputation (1/13/2022) - It’s common for people to resolve to start something new that improves their life at the beginning of a new year. In our December Financial Sense¢ call, we asked our students to tell us about their New Years resolutions for 2022. We’ll be covering some of their most common responses, and ways to achieve them, ... Read more
Penny Forward Transcript S2022E1 A User Manual For Vision Loss (1/11/2022) - Trina: She decided to write “Your Amazing Itty Bitty Guide for Adult 20/20 Vision Loss, 15 Key Topics for Successful Lifestyle Modification.” So, that, I think, was clever, because it keeps it simple, and it gets it started for people that have gone to the doctor, or they’ve discovered that they’re having vision troubles, and ... Read more