Investor Education Foundation
Posted by on January 5, 2009
FINRA Investor Education Foundation Announces 2009 Grant Program
The FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Investor Education Foundation (http://www.finrafoundation.org/) has launched its fifth general grant program.
The foundation invites nonprofit groups and researchers to apply for funding for projects that support its mission of providing Americans with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for financial success. The foundation is interested in funding projects that reach and actively engage at-risk audiences such as seniors and first-time investors by offering them access to unbiased information about the markets and fundamental financial issues. Of particular interest to the foundation in 2009 are projects that focus on using behavioral finance to improve saving and investing, meeting the financial and investor education needs of underserved audiences, new marketing and distribution channels for financial and investor education, and helping Americans manage their finances in retirement.
The foundation has set no minimum or maximum for the number of grants to be funded or for the amounts of the grant awards.
Before submitting a full grant proposal, applicants must submit a simple three-page project concept form. Eligible applicants whose projects closely align with the foundation’s priorities will be invited to submit a full grant proposal. Project concept forms will be accepted at any time during the calendar year. However, submission deadlines correspond to the announcement of grant awards in June and October of 2009.
For details about grant programs and other FINRA Foundation initiatives, visit the foundation’s Web site.
For additional RFPs in Education, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_education.jhtml
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