NEFE’s Research Funding Program: Guide for Grantseekers

NEFE is accepting new grant applications in Fall 2020.

More than ever, NEFE is committed to supporting research in the field of financial well-being. That’s why, following a strategic planning process, 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. When our next grant cycle opens this fall, it will be in service of an elevated research agenda informed by NEFE’s current initiatives to:

  • Develop directed research opportunities, in addition to traditional grantmaking
  • Bring together organizations that internally and externally fund financial well-being research to share research priorities and refine our research agenda
  • Host a research forum focused on financial literacy, behavior, perception and knowledge measurements related to financial well-being
  • Support a pipeline of scholars to build engagement with, and provide opportunities for, the research community
  • Frame how we disseminate findings from NEFE-funded research
  • Lead a series of regional convenings to listen and learn from others across the country

NEFE’s next grant cycle will open on October 1, 2020. Future Letter of Inquiry submissions will be due by December 1, 2020. We hope you consider applying to this future cycle as NEFE renews our commitment to intentionally supporting research through our grantmaking, directed research opportunities and other strategic initiatives.

More information will be available on this page as the cycle opens. If you would like to be informed about upcoming research updates and opportunities from NEFE, please sign up below.

As a private operating foundation, NEFE’s grantmaking activities do not count toward our qualified annual disbursements (unlike other types of foundations), but we’ve chosen to provide grants since our inception because helping others move the needle on financial literacy is so important to us. In NEFE’s early days, our grantmaking focused on content development. However, we now focus solely on funding interdisciplinary research that advances the field of financial education. Click here to learn more about how NEFE is funded and its history.

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