FINRA Investor Education Foundation
|FINRA Investor Education Foundation|
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, formerly known as the NASD Investor Education Foundation, supports research and educational projects that give investors tools and information to help them understand the markets and the basic principles of saving and investing.
On July 30, 2007, the Foundation’s parent, NASD, consolidated with NYSE Member Regulation to form FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. At that time, the Foundation became the FINRA Investor Education Foundation — but its mission of serving investors remains the same. 
FINRA Investor Education Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(4) organization and is the largest foundation in the U.S. dedicated to investor education. Its mission is to provide investors with high-quality, easily accessible information and tools to better understand the markets and the basic principles of saving and investing. The foundation awards grants to fund educational programs and research aimed at segments of the investing public who could benefit from additional resources. Since its inception, the foundation has received approximately 400 proposals requesting nearly $88 million in funding. 
Formerly known as the NASD Investor Education Foundation, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation was established in December 2003 in response to the market environment as well as to a survey showing that investors still had fundamental questions and misunderstandings about investing.
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- Robert W. Cook, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO of FINRA
- Geraldine M. Walsh, President
- Eileen M. Famiglietti, Treasurer
- Jennifer Piorko Mitchell, Secretary