Consumer Financial Education Fund

The Consumer Financial Education Fund supports projects that relate to consumer financial education, with an emphasis on issues related to large financial institutions, basic banking, access to financial services and retail banking accounts.

The Fund's inaugural funding round was completed in 2013. During that funding cycle, the Rose Foundation received more than 100 applications from organizations throughout the United States. The Funding Board was tremendously impressed by the breadth and imagination of the work proposed, and gained valuable insight into the projects being performed by the financial education community. 13 grants were awarded to organizations serving communities throughout the United States.

Congratulations to the 2013 Consumer Financial Education Fund Grantees!

  • California Reinvestment Coalition
  • Capital Area Asset Building Corporation
  • Center for Digital Democracy
  • Consumer Action
  • Consumers Union
  • The Financial Clinic
  • Louisiana Budget Project
  • Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community
  • Pathways PA
  • RISE (Responsibility, Initiative, Solutions, Empowerment) Foundation, Inc.
  • Self-Help Economic Development
  • Southern Bancorp Community Partners
  • Student Organizing, Inc.
  • VeteransPlus, Inc.

Stay tuned for more details about these grantees on our interactive database!

While these initial grants run their course and we learn from our grantees' experiences, the Consumer Financial Education Fund is not accepting new letters of inquiry or applications at this time. But a second round of funding will be started in 2014 with a Request for Proposals scheduled to be released in July, 2014. To sign up for email notifications announcing this grant opportunity, please click the link below.

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Applicant must meet all criteria in order to qualify for this fund.
Funding Board
The Fund is advised by a volunteer funding board of individuals who have tremendous expertise in the field of consumer financial education.
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If your group is awarded a grant, you must provide a final grant report within one year of receiving the money, or before your group can receive additional funding.
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