The SIFMA Foundation is dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of the financial markets for individuals of all backgrounds with a focus on youth. Drawing on the support and expertise of the financial industry, the SIFMA Foundation strengthens economic opportunity across communities and increase individuals’ awareness of and access to the benefits of the global marketplace through financial education programs and tools like its investment simulation, The Stock Market Game™; its national essay competition, InvestWrite®; its national invitation-only portfolio competition, the Capitol Hill Challenge; and its industry volunteer program, Invest It Forward.
The SIFMA Foundation gives teachers powerful tools to build successive generations of academically successful, financially savvy citizens. An independent study funded by FINRA discovered that students who participated in the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game program scored significantly higher on mathematics and financial literacy assessments than their peers who did not participate. The study also found that the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game program also positively influenced the financial planning of teachers using it in their classrooms.