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We’re committed to supporting research in the field of financial well-being.

Through support of rigorous research, NEFE identifies knowledge gaps and seeks evidence of what works in the field in order to prove the effectiveness of financial education and lay the groundwork for greater future impact. Funding is provided for research that has the potential to make a profound contribution to the field of financial education and seeks to improve the public’s financial well-being.

Accepting Applications Fall 2020

NEFE is committed to advancing research in the field of financial well-being. We are taking time to build our research efforts and develop well-articulated grantmaking priorities to best support our mission of championing effective financial education.


NEFE convenes invitation-only forums of experts to discuss current research and explore topics relevant to the advancement of financial capability. NEFE provides the framework for discussion as a service to the field—without predetermined agendas or outcomes—allowing the experts to freely examine relevant themes, identify gaps in research and practice, and make recommendations.

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