What We Do:
ICIEF is the Education Foundation of the Investment Company Institute, the national association of mutual funds and other investment companies. Since 1989, ICIE has partnered with schools, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations to develop and deliver investment education programs and materials. ICIEF also participates in a variety of financial education advocacy coalitions, conferences, and initiatives that promote saving and investing education nationwide, including the Jump$tart Coalition and Greater Washington Jump$tart.
What We Offer:
Grants: ICIEF offers grants of up to $25,000 each to schools and other nonprofits to incorporate investor education into existing financial education courses, programs, or activities within the greater metropolitan Washington, DC area. (The grantee may be located anywhere within the U.S., but the investor education must take place within the DC region.)
Awards: ICIEF also offers $1,000 awards for Washington, DC participants in the annual National Financial Capability Challenge, a joint program of the U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury, designed to engage educators in teaching personal finance. ICIEF awards high-scoring DC students $1,000 each; their schools receive matching awards. In addition, DC schools with high student participation rates receive $1,000 awards.
What We Need:
Investor Education Grantees! ICIEF accepts grant applications continuously and reviews them quarterly. Current grantees include Fairfax County Public Schools, the University of Maryland, the Arlington County of Virginia Cooperative Extension, the United Negro College Fund, STRIVE DC, the SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education, and Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. For more information, please see www.icief.org.
We’re also looking for additional DC school participants in the Spring 2012 National Financial Capability Challenge! For more information, please see the Challenge website at http://challenge.treas.gov/.
Sue Duncan, Vice President, ICIEF
1401 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy