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Celebrating Financial Literacy Month

Voya Foundation

Voya Foundation makes a difference in the community by investing in a focused and impactful way. The foundation works with youth to enhance their skills and education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), as well as financial knowledge to be able to make smart financial decisions in the future for themselves and their families. In addition, Voya Foundation provides funding to a select group of partners to promote employee engagement and disaster relief. Voya Foundation works to build a better, stronger, more educated community.

Trustmark Foundation

The Trustmark Foundation actively supports associate volunteerism through program donations and volunteer grants. Foundation grants and programs directly support the United Way, community health, safety, education, and urban and cultural enrichment. The Trustmark Foundation gives back to its communities to help them thrive and succeed.

Transamerica – The Aegon Transamerica Foundation

The Aegon Transamerica Foundation supports nonprofit organizations focused on the education, health, and well-being of the communities where we live and work. The grant dollars support a variety of nonprofit organizations to better contribute to the community. Some areas of community that are supported by the foundation include; Art and Culture, Education and Financial Literacy, Health & Wellness, as well as others.

Sentry Insurance Foundation

The Sentry Insurance Foundation is a charitable giving organization. This foundation focuses primarily on education, workforce development, United Way, and the Maui community. By raising money, and contributing donations, this foundation supports local communities to create a happier, healthier, more educated society for its members.

New York Life Foundation

The New York Life Foundation invests in programs that benefit young people, particularly in educational enhancement and creating resources for families and community members. New York Life Foundation participates in volunteerism and community involvement for New York Life’s employees and financial professionals. They are committed to ensuring assistance and education to people and their communities with several programs and grants.

New York Life – myLeaveGuideSM

A survey by New York Life Insurance Company Group Benefit Solutions (NYL GBS) has shown that many adults who plan on having a child feel unsure and unprepared about the financial aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, and parental leave. To help tackle financial uncertainty, NYL GBS has launched an online tool, myLeaveGuideSM, that assists with parental leave planning.

National Benefit – Primerica Foundation & Primerica Corporate Charitable Program

Primerica's total community outreach includes funding from the Primerica Corporate Charitable Program, The Primerica Foundation and an active Employee Volunteer Program. Over the years, these programs have helped thousands of families, many in crisis, work toward a better quality of life. The Primerica Foundation is making a difference in the communities where our employees work and live by enhancing people’s financial education to promote their own financial well-being for the future.

Lincoln Financial Foundation

The Lincoln Financial Foundation supports organizations that empower individuals to improve their financial stability, resilience and security through financial education, skills training and workforce development programs. The education grants support those organizations who prepare students for future success. The focus of these organizations is on critical milestones such as starting school ready to learn, reading on grade level, high school graduation, and college and career readiness. The Human Services focus area protects people during difficult times by partnering with organizations that provide supplies and food in the time of an emergency, safe emergency housing, and services to prevent homelessness.

John Hancock – Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility’s goal is to help make Boston a healthier and more equitable city by leveraging the core competencies and strategic community investment. The foundation partners with organizations that address disparities in health and financial outcomes in particular for BIPOC communities. The two main community focuses to improve and work with are healthy, active living and financial well-being.

Jackson Charitable Foundation

The Jackson Charitable Foundation focuses on their commitment to teaching more youth about financial education across the United States. In order to do so, the foundation partners with Discovery Education, Junior Achievement USA, as well as UChicago Financial Education. These foundation partners in financial education allow children aged 7-12 to learn more about the basics of financial education.

Gerber Foundation

The Gerber Foundation supports enhancing the quality of life for infants and young children. They focus on the nutrition, care, and development of children from birth to age three. Through their grant-making efforts, the Trustees of the foundation are committed to constantly improving the health and well-being of the youngest members of our society.

Genworth Foundation

The Genworth Foundation makes direct investments in the community in the form of philanthropic grants focused on social issues aligned with our business platforms. Specifically the foundation focuses on healthy aging and caregiver support, affordable housing and homelessness, and continues to seek opportunities to invest in programs that promote sustainability and environmental awareness.

Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company – The Delphi Project Foundation

Reliance Standard Life supports cultural and educational causes through generous funding of Delphi Project Foundation, which seeks to positively impact underserved youth in Philadelphia. They partner with institutions such as The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Ballet and The Philadelphia Zoo, to introduce arts to Philadelphia’s public school students.

MetLife Foundation

The MetLife Foundation is committed to expanding opportunities for low- and moderate-income people around the world. The company partners with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to create financial health solutions and build stronger communities, while engaging MetLife employee volunteers to help drive impact. MetLife's financial health work has reached more than 13.4 million low- and moderate-income individuals in 42 countries.

Guardian – Minding Your Money: Skills for Life

In March 2023, Guardian Life announced the April 6 launch of Minding Your Money: Skills for Life™, a first-of-its-kind financial wellness curriculum that addresses the intersections of personal finances, relationships, and health and that helps young people learn lasting financial habits before they enter adulthood.

Guardian’s Minding Your Money program, designed for high school students, pushes beyond financial literacy to instill the habits, confidence, and willingness to make sound financial decisions before they are called upon to work full-time, borrow, or save. The program is timely as new research from Guardian* shows that 67% of adult GenZers state that money/finances is a top source of stress in their lives. GenZers saw a sharp decline in perceived financial wellness (excellent or very good) from 39% in 2022 to 23% this year. 

Minding Your Money will reach approximately 20,000 high-school students through the 2024 academic year and should reach 40,000 by the end of the 2024-25 school year. Guardian and EVERFI are committed to providing opportunities where there is the greatest need, and over 70% of participating schools are in low- to moderate-income communities, where most students receive free- or reduced-price lunch.

MassMutual Foundation – The FutureSmartSM Program

The MassMutual Foundation’s national FutureSmart program provides critical financial education to middle and high school students with the goal of empowering and challenging young leaders to take positive steps toward a successful career and financial security for themselves, their families and their communities. The program provides live interactive seminars that inspire and empower students with critical money management skills, cutting edge digital curricula delivered in schools across the US, and offers a FutureSmart app – now available for download on iOS and Android devices at no cost in English and Spanish. The FutureSmart program aims to impact the financial literacy of two million students by 2020.

Financial Education Takes Center Stage at TIAA

As a financial services leader, TIAA feels a particularly strong responsibility to help promote financial literacy, especially among young people.

Multiple studies—including some conducted by the TIAA Institute—have shown that Americans have low levels of financial literacy and that this can have a profound impact on an individual’s ability to achieve financial well-being. With that in mind, TIAA works with Junior Achievement and other organizations to ensure that the company makes the strongest impact possible, with an emphasis on underserved students.

During TIAA’s “Financial Literacy Employee Volunteer Days” from March through May, employees teach financial concepts to thousands middle and high school Students in the cities in which we work and live. TIAA also provides year-round financial literacy programs to students at the schools that have been have “adopted” in the company's home communities of Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, and New York City.

TIAA works very hard to enhance student financial education. Learn more at the following locations:

USAA Educational Foundation

The USAA Educational Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Foundation is a private foundation and its primary donor is USAA. The purpose of the Foundation is to lead and inspire actions that improve financial readiness in the military and local community. Its resources are available online and free of charge. The Foundation does not endorse or promote any commercial supplier, product or service.