Back to top

Building a Financially Capable America Through Education and Research

The People We Help

The FINRA Foundation helps Americans build financial stability, invest for life goals and guard against fraud.

The Knowledge We Gain & Share

Research allows us to understand and improve money decisions. The FINRA Foundation connects those who create new knowledge with those who use it.

The Networks We Strengthen

Where do we turn before making important money decisions? The FINRA Foundation empowers its partners to reach people where they live, work and learn.

 

Understanding the Financial Capability of Americans

This research, Bridging the Divide: A Closer Look at Changes in the Racial and Ethnic Composition of Investor Households, explores the racial and ethnic composition of investors over a six-year period. The findings suggest that while African American and Hispanic/Latino adults continue to be under-represented in the investor ranks, once sociodemographic variables are controlled for, the gap in the likelihood of owning a taxable investment account between white and African American and Hispanic/Latino adults closes substantially.

Family having fun at home @istock.com/Ridofranz

 

Library Grants

These competitive grants help public and academic libraries meet the financial education needs of their communities and foster financial inclusion.

 

The Ketchum Prize

The FINRA Foundation congratulates Shawn Spruce, recipient of the 2021 Ketchum Prize for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Financial Capability and Investor Protection in the United States. Mr. Spruce is a tireless champion of financial and investor education in Native communities.

Blue ribbon rosette on dark gray graduated background ©iStockphoto.com/DNY59

 

FINRA Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship Program

In order to expand the pipeline of researchers from racial and ethnic backgrounds, the FINRA Foundation offers fellowships to advanced doctoral candidates pursuing dissertation research centrally concerning financial services and capital markets

Young Woman Focused on Laptop and Paperwork at Home

 

Understanding and Combating Financial Fraud

These research studies examine factors that contribute to fraud victimization and scam susceptibility as well as interventions and preventative measures aimed at protecting consumers.

Businesswoman Using a Digital Tablet at Her Desk