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FFP provides grants to a range of community-based and national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose programs reach underserved families with free, quality financial advice from CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.

We seek to fund programs that are scalable, replicable and sustainable, focusing much of our grantmaking on areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact, including programs for military and veterans, programs for people with cancer, and activating volunteers in partnership with our national partner, the Financial Planning Association (FPA®).

FFP also awards grants to chapters of financial planning organizations (such as the Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors) for programs that seek to help underserved members of the community through one-on-one pro bono financial planning sessions.

Altogether, FFP has awarded more than


If financial planners are volunteering their time for free, then why do pro bono programs need funding?


Each year, FFP awards grants to community-based and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to fund the development of programs connecting volunteer financial planners to individuals and families in crisis or need.


This year, FFP is proud to support organizations that are leading pro bono financial planning programs for active military and veterans, low-income seniors, domestic violence survivors, people with cancer, and many more.

Alexandra Armstrong Innovation Grant

In 1995, Alexandra Armstrong, CFP®, was among a group of financial advisors who championed our emerging Foundation as a way to give back to their communities and advance the financial planning profession. She has been integral in building our endowment fund, which fuels FFP’s grantmaking to nonprofit pro bono financial planning programs across the country. Under Armstrong’s leadership as past chairman and longtime trustee, FFP has funded and developed a range of programs that bring expert financial planning and advice to people in need.

To recognize Alex Armstrong’s tireless dedication to advancing pro bono service, FFP gave her our first Lifetime Achievement Award and created the Alexandra Armstrong Innovation Grant. The grant is awarded annually to a nonprofit organization that demonstrates remarkable creativity and potential for impact in its programming.

All nonprofits that apply for FFP grants will be considered for this special grant as part of our Grants Committee’s review process. No additional action on the part of the applicant is needed.

FFP Provides Grants to Nonprofits, Not to Individuals

The Foundation for Financial Planning provides grant funding to nonprofit organizations whose programs reach underserved families with free, quality financial advice from Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professionals and others who volunteer to help.

The Foundation does not provide grants, loans or funding to individuals.

Let us know if you have received suspicious information about free money or ‘grants’ provided to individuals by the Foundation for Financial Planning or any other suspicious activity that seems to come from us or be about us or our grants.  You can also learn how to protect yourself and report suspected fraud or scams using the following resources:

Are you in need of pro bono financial planning? Visit the Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) Pro Bono Financial Planning webpage for a list of their members who currently offer pro bono financial planning guidance to underserved* individuals.

*Underserved is defined as low-income individuals and families, military personnel/veterans, domestic violence survivors; people affected by natural disasters, serious medical crises, bankruptcy, etc.