FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is an independent, not-for-profit organization with a public mission: to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. We do that by writing and enforcing rules governing the activities of all securities firms doing business in the United States.

FINRA believes education is often the best form of investor protection. To this end, we offer a range of tools and programs to help people better understand investing and protect themselves along the way. These resources — including Investor Alerts, brochures and online guides on critical topics such as 401(k) and college savings plans — are available at

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation supports innovative research and educational projects that give underserved Americans the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. For details about grant programs and other FINRA Foundation initiatives, visit and The FINRA Investor Education Foundation provides investors with high-quality, accessible resources to better understand the markets and basic principles of saving and investing. Through grantmaking and direct programming, the FINRA Foundation works to educate and protect investors around the country and at military bases around the world.

Organizations interested in applying for a grant to develop investor education initiatives or research can visit for details. You can also subscribe to the FINRA Foundation’s newsletter.


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