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.
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.