Welcome to NEFE

We are committed to forward-thinking financial education.

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is the leading private nonprofit 501(c)(3) national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life. 

With more than a quarter-century of dedication to the public good, NEFE continues its legacy of service with commitment to providing financial education and practical information to people at all financial levels, including:

·         Youth and adult financial education resources

·         Training tools from the classroom to the workplace

·         Research and consumer surveys


Latest News

Latest News

Can America Compete? 1 in 5 U.S. Teens Lack Basic Personal Finance Skills

posted 9.8.17

Results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) show that one in five U.S. teenage students (22 percent) lack basic financial literacy skills. Among 15 participating countries and economies, the United States ranks 7th in the evaluation of 15-year-olds’ aptitude in understanding essential financial concepts, products and risks.

Latest Research

Ongoing Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects

by NEFE Grantees

NEFE provides research funding for exploratory projects on personal finance and financial behaviors. We currently have several projects in progress, including research on young adults, debt, and the diminished capacity of aging Americans. Please check this page for information and updates for ongoing projects.