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SHRM Foundation

    The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  The Foundation is a legally separate organization, and is not funded by SHRM membership dues.

    The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession, including academics, practitioners and representatives from SHRM.

    The mission of the SHRM Foundation is to maximize the impact of the HR profession on organizational decision-making and performance by promoting innovation, education, research, and the use of research-based knowledge.

    The SHRM Foundation's work includes:   

    Innovative academic research grants.  The SHRM Foundation is a leading funder of HR research.  Over the past three years, the SHRM Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to fund rigorous, original academic research with practical implications for HR management practice.

    Scholarships.  The SHRM Foundation awards $170,000 annually in education and certification scholarships to professional and student SHRM members, and doctoral students.

    Educational resources.  The SHRM Foundation's Effective Practice Guidelines series make research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners.  The Foundation has also created a series of educational DVDs for SHRM chapter programming, staff trainings, and executive education sessions.

    In addition, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign to support our programming.  We are grateful for the generous support we receive from SHRM chapters and state councils, individuals, corporations and others.  Your financial support is vital to ensure that the SHRM Foundation can continue this important work.