OVERVIEW: The Moody’s Foundation “believes that education is the cornerstone of society,” and invests its education grantmaking in mathematics, economics, and finance.
IP TAKE: Moody prioritizes organizations that have a fairly broad funding base and the involvement of at least one Moody’s employee.
PROFILE: The Moody’s Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the credit ratings and financial and economic research company, Moody’s. The foundation is “dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of our employees and our communities around the globe through philanthropy and employee engagement.” Moody’s grantmaking priorities include education, mathematics, economics and finance, health and human services, and arts and culture.
The foundation’s K-12 education grantmaking focuses on helping improve math and economics education as well as improving students’ financial literacy.
Grants typically range from $25,000 to $100,000. Examples of past k-12 grantees are Achievement First Brooklyn Charter Schools, High School of Economics and Finance, and the National Academy Foundation. To learn more about Moody’s grantees, explore its grants list.
Applicants should expect a wait of around eight weeks for their submissions to be reviewed. Generally, the foundation accepts letters of inquiry any time during the year; however, it is not currently accepting LOIs.
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