Back to top

The Networks We Strengthen

The FINRA Foundation empowers its partners to reach people where they live, work and learn. It’s about building capacity and nurturing supportive networks that stand ready and well equipped to guide Americans through life’s financial decisions and challenges.

Empowering Fraud Fighters

From law enforcement to consumer advocates and skillful volunteers, the FINRA Foundation and its partners have trained thousands to detect, prevent and respond to financial fraud. The training is turn-key and grounded in research. It puts the right tools in the hands of those in a position to protect consumers and take appropriate action when fraud does occur. The FINRA Foundation’s financial fraud fighting network is national and growing ever larger.

When Fraud Happens

This guide—prepared with the National Center for Victims of Crime—gives advocates specific action steps to help victims recover.

Countering Investment Fraud

Fighting Fraud Partner Toolkit - President's Introduction

FINRA Foundation President Gerri Walsh describes what partners can do help to prevent investment fraud.

 

Strengthening the Ranks of Military Financial Educators

The FINRA Foundation’s train-the-trainer programs for military financial educators enhance the delivery of financial education and counseling to service members and their families, while allowing the educators themselves to gain continuing education credit and maintain their credentials. These training programs help to ensure that U.S. installations around the world are well served by the knowledgeable and dedicated Personal Financial Managers and Accredited Financial Counselors® who make financial readiness a reality.

 

Creating a Financially Supportive Workplace

The FINRA Foundation and United Way Worldwide maintain a national network of nonprofit organizations that help employers in all sectors of the economy make financial wellness a seamless part of the workday. Through professional development institutes, model programs and services, and opportunities to share best practices, this growing network is rethinking our approach to financial education in ways that fit workers’ daily lives and make sense for how, where and when people make decisions about money.

 

Helping Librarians Connect the Public with Appropriate Resources about Money

The FINRA Foundation and the American Library Association have worked in together since 2007 to build the capacity of public libraries to help patrons young and adult learn about money and achieve financial goals. This support has encompassed the development of model financial education programs at libraries, collection development guidance, the provision of just-in-time information materials, and grant funding. The Foundation also hosts a full platform of online staff development courses created by and for library professionals.