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Our 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

SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification Grants May 4, 2021 June 9, 2021 Pros & Emerging Pros

Annual Conference & Exposition Professional Development Grant January 5, 2021 May 19, 2021 Pros & Emerging Pros

Student Chapter Advisor Impact Award January 19, 2021 May 19, 2021 Emerging Pros

Michael R. Losey Excellence in HR Research Award January 19, 2021 May 19, 2021 Pros

Foundation Mission Implementation Award January 19, 2021 May 19, 2021 Pros

Mentor of the Year Award January 19, 2021 May 19, 2021 Emerging Pros

Inclusion Conference & Exposition Professional Development Grants February 2, 2021 May 19, 2021 Pros & Emerging Pros

Student Membership Award February 2, 2021 May 19, 2021 Emerging Pros




For more information about SHRM Foundation, contact



Donate online today (tax-deductible)! 

Bluegrass SHRM
P. O. Box 657 - Lexington, KY - 40508

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