Grants for Financial Outreach Efforts Now

Funder: FINRA Investor Education Program; Opportunity: General Grant Program; Funding Focus: Education, financial literacy, low-income families (emphasis is given to programs educating youth about retirement/financial goals); Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits and state colleges and universities; Funding: Varies, grants can range from $50,000 to $100,000 each; Deadline: None.

Summary: Grants support projects which help low-income families reach financial success. Specifically it funds research and educational projects that help families obtain the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success. The first step in applying for a general grant is the submission of a project concept form, which is available via the link at the end of this story.

Potential grantees are encouraged to expand or leverage programs or materials developed or supported by the FINRA Foundation, FINRA and the Nat’l Endowment for Financial Education. For the resources and materials, please visit

Other Funding

In addition to the General Grant Program, the foundation partners with other organizations on funding opportunities. The Smart Investing @ Your Library program is a joint effort between the foundation and the American Library Assn. The program helps build capacity of public libraries. For more on the effort, please visit

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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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