Plutus™ Foundation Grants

And Program Support

The Plutus Foundation provides grant money and resources to foster opportunities for the financial media to create, develop, and administer community-based programs that enhance financial literacy, education, and empowerment.
The Foundation accepts grant applications several times throughout the year through our Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Read below to learn more about how you may qualify.
The RFP period for Fall 2021 is now open. Submit your proposal.

Sherrian Crumbley

Grant Manager

Our 2020 Grant Recipients and Support

All Programs Supported by the Plutus Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions​

The Plutus Foundation awards grants to members of the independent financial media who work to create financial literacy programs in their own community. While we can’t offer grants to all applicants, the RFP process allows us to identify potential projects for support outside of our grants.

We support programs globally, but we focus most of our resources on programs that are based in the United States.

The grant’s term is one year. All expenses for reimbursement must be submitted prior to or at the conclusion of the grant period. Grants may be renewed or extended at the end of the term.

Twice a year, the Plutus Foundation initiates a Request for Proposals (RFP). During this time, the foundation accepts applications through its website. Subscribe to the foundation’s newletter and social media to receive notifications when the RFP period is open.

In order to submit your proposal, you will need to prepare a description of your program. If this is a new program, you will be asked to include background information about those who are managing the program. If it is an existing program, you should provide some information about your successes and challenges so far.

You will also be required to submit a basic budget for your program and describe how the grant funds will be used.

Most administrative costs of running a program or event are reimbursable through a Plutus Foundation grant.

The foundation grant will not cover staff salaries, consultants, entertainment expenses, and purchases of the prospective recipient’s own publications.

Grant recipients will be expected to file quarterly reports for the duration of the grant.

As every grant is unique, the Foundation will discuss expectations with every grant recipient. In general, recipients will be expected to recognize the Plutus Foundation as a supporter of the project.

Latest News About the Plutus Foundation Grants and Programs

Fall 2021 Grants Are Now Available!

We are gearing up for the annual Plutus Awards where we will not only celebrate the best in financial media but we will also announce the recipients of our Fall 2021 grants. If you have a financial literacy project or program, please read on to learn more about our application

legacy project

Grant Update: The Legacy Project

Every parent that attended the Legacy Project opened an investment account on behalf of their children at Fidelity Investments and received $100 to begin investing with, thanks to the Plutus Foundation.

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