Needy Populations to Participate in Financial Planning

The Foundation for Financial Planning open the 2015 competition to help needy and poor families get control of their financial lives: How to Bring One-on-One Pro Bono Financial Planning to Your Community Grants

Funding Focus: Low-income families, underserved, financial literacy, communities; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $5,000 to $300,000 each.

Deadline: April 30.

The foundation awards grants to nonprofits for pro bono financial advice and community outreach activities. The proposed programs must provide one-on-one sessions between underserved populations pro bono financial planners. The focus is on helping underserved populations take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community to people in need.

In 2014, the average grant was $18,000.  The grant’s average is not a benchmark and is subject to change annually, depending upon the number of grants received and allocation amounts.

Contact: Questions, 770/938-1110.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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