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SHRM Foundation

What is the SHRM Foundation?

The SHRM Foundation is the charity affiliate of SHRM, dedicated to empowering HR professionals to build inclusive organizations where employees thrive and organizations achieve success.The mission of the SHRM Foundation is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen, and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.

The SHRM Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year to HR professionals and students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees, certification, and professional development. The SHRM Foundation also develops research-based workplace inclusion solutions for HR professionals, with recent initiatives focused on the aging workforce and the hiring and retention of military veterans. 

As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the work of the SHRM Foundation is made possible by generous donations from HR professionals and the support of SHRM.


Your donations are funding the following efforts! 

 Consider donating online (tax-deductible)! 

Make a donation online today at shrmfoundation.org/donate! Giving directly to the SHRM Foundation ensures that your donation is TAX-DEDUCTIBLE! 

All donors who give online or give an offline gift of $25 or more will receive an acknowledgement letter which is your receipt for tax purposes. All donors are encouraged to give recognition credits to their chapter and council in honor of their gift. Recognition credits should to be given during the point of donation, and can be added or adjusted by donor request to SHRMFoundation@shrm.org.


Scholarship/Award Application Open Deadline Intended Audience

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships                                                            January 11, 2022                             March 9, 2022                Emerging Pros

Annual Conference & Exposition Professional Development Grant November 9, 2021 January 11,2022  Pros & Emerging Pros

Student Chapter Advisor Impact Award January 11, 2021 March 9, 2022  Emerging Pros

Michael R. Losey Excellence in HR Research Award January 11, 2021 March 9, 2022  Pros

Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR January 11, 2022 March 9, 2022 Emerging Pros

Undergrad HR Exploration Award January 11, 2022 March 9, 2022 Emerging Pros

Inclusion Conference & Exposition Professional Development Grants April 12, 2022 June 8, 2022  Pros & Emerging Pros

Student Membership Award January 11, 2022 March 9, 2022  Emerging Pros

SHRM Inclusive Workplace Culture Specialty Grant *NEW*       September 3, 2022 November 3, 2022   Pros




For more information about SHRM Foundation, contact



Donate online today (tax-deductible)! 

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