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FPA Partnership

FFP’s strategic partnership with the Financial Planning Association (FPA®) —the principal professional organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professionals —is critical to our work. FPA members and chapters provide thousands of pro bono hours annually in communities across the country, helping underserved individuals to build assets and improve their lives.

A Long History of Collaboration

FFP and FPA have collaborated for many years, with FFP’s grants supporting FPA’s efforts to activate financial planning volunteers to deliver pro bono services, and close partnership on initiatives such as FFP’s Pro Bono for Cancer work. It all began many years ago, with momentum increasing after the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks, when FFP provided grant funding to FPA to support a national program providing pro bono services to people impacted by the attack, including victims, their families and first responders.

Supporting FPA and Its Community Partners

FFP is a long-time supporter of FPA, and currently provides direct grants to underwrite its National Pro Bono Program and the work of selected Chapters. Many FPA Chapters also work alongside local nonprofit organizations to connect volunteers to their programs. FFP provides grants to many of these nonprofit partners, helping make more volunteer opportunities available for financial planners in the community. In fact, over 90% of FFP’s grants in 2020 directly supported FPA’s pro bono efforts, including FPA’s National Pro Bono Program, local Chapter events and programs, and nonprofits working in collaboration with FPA Chapters.

Are you an FPA Chapter interested in applying for a grant for pro bono activities? Please click here to learn more.

FPA Chapters that Have Received FFP Funding, Historic

Recognizing Excellence in Pro Bono

Each year, FPA and FFP come together to bestow the POWER OF FINANCIAL PLANNING award, a co-branded honor that recognizes an FPA Chapter whose exemplary commitment to pro bono financial planning in the previous year embodies the spirit of FPA’s Primary Aim: To elevate the profession that transforms lives through the power of financial planning.

For more information, please contact Kurt Kaczor, National Pro Bono Director of FPA, at

“Foundation for Financial Planning (FFP) is an invaluable partner to FPA as we jointly seek to expand pro bono financial planning to underserved and at-risk communities. With more than 90% of FFP’s grantmaking in 2020 supporting FPA’s pro bono programs or those of our community partners, we’re making pro bono more impactful and accessible than ever before. FPA members should consider investing some of their charitable dollars into FFP to help sustain and grow this important work.”
-Patrick D. Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Planning Association

Are you an FPA Member? A gift to FFP helps both your association and your profession!

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