The FINRA Foundation’s Financial Inclusion Framework—built on pillars of communications, education, and research—aims to create new understanding and relationships that address systemic wealth disparities and lead to better outcomes for communities of color and underserved communities.
The Framework embodies the Foundation’s values and beliefs. We define financial capability not only by knowledge and skill, but also by opportunity and access. We believe advancing financial capability requires a strong commitment to racial, ethnic, gender, and economic justice. We recognize that investing is a key facilitator of financial security and economic mobility, and that effective financial education is achieved through collaboration, innovation, expertise, and commitment to consumer well-being.
FINRA Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship Program
In order to expand the pipeline of researchers from racial and ethnic backgrounds, the FINRA Foundation offers fellowships to advanced doctoral candidates pursuing dissertation research centrally concerning financial services and capital markets. Learn more >>
Access & Impact Conference
On October 22, 2021, the FINRA Foundation, FINRA's Office of the Chief Economist, and NORC at the University of Chicago hosted a four-part discussion exploring academic and industry research and the current body of policy governing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the capital markets.
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