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Plutus Foundation Content Creator 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.
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Sherrian Crumbley

Grant Manager

Featured Grant Recipients and Support

Eric Chen
Elevate Investing’s mission is to provide equitable investing education opportunities to middle and elementary school students.
Holly Reid

A curated learning experience designed to teach money management fundamentals for minority youth ages 8-14.

Jannese Torres-Rodriguez

Program and mentorship for the eldest daughter in five Latina families.

Kevin Matthews

A series of workshops focused on custodial accounts and 529 college savings plans to first-time parents in Tulsa, OK.

Regina Moore and Angela Rozmyn

A place where women and nonbinary folks can come together, make friends, and be supported in their money journeys.

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

Announcing the Spring 2023 Grant Recipients

The Plutus Foundation is proud to present the Spring 2023 cohort of grant recipients, IT’S LIT Financial Literacy Workshop, My Finances Are Beautiful, Homes on the Hill Financial Capabilities, and Money In The Valley Community Event.

Grant Update: Elevate Investing

Here is an update from our grant recipient, Eric Chen, and his program, Elevate Investing. Elevate Investing partnered with Navy Elementary School to host an investing education program lasting six weeks.


Announcing the Fall 2022 Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Plutus Foundation’s Fall 2022 grants. We continue to be excited by the quality of programs we see in the submissions and present to you the three recipients for this round.

The Impact of Financial Literacy for Young Learners

To top off Financial Literacy Month, we want you to hear from one of our grant recipients, Holly Reid, about her program, Millionaire Money Camp for Kids. Holly is passionate about reaching kids and shares with us the impact that her program has made in the life of her students.

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