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SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Foundation is a legally separate organization, and is not funded by SHRM membership dues. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession, including academics, practitioners and representatives from SHRM.

The SHRM Foundation's work includes:

  • Strategic thought leadership initiative. The SHRM Foundation is conducting a multi-phase program to identify and analyze critical trends likely to impact the workplace in 5-10 years.
  • Innovative academic research grants. The SHRM Foundation is a leading funder of HR research. Over the past three years, the SHRM Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to fund rigorous, original academic research with practical implications for HR management practice.
  • Scholarships. The SHRM Foundation awards more than $295,000 annually in education, certification and professional development scholarships to professional and student SHRM members, and doctoral students.
  • Educational resources. The SHRM Foundation's Effective Practice Guidelines series makes research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. The Foundation has also created a series of educational DVDs for SHRM chapter programming, staff trainings, and executive education sessions.

To fund its programs, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign. The Foundation recognizes the generous support of the SHRM chapters and state councils, individuals, corporations and others who make its work possible. As a chapter we support the SHRM Foundation in many ways through our monthly 50/50 raffles, yearly silent auction, member donations and various other fundraising events.

To learn more about the SHRM Foundation please visit their website here.


 Calling all Volunteers
The Foundation Committee is searching for new volunteers for 2017! Do you like to plan networking/social events? Are you connected in the Jacksonville area and want to help solicit donations for our conference this March? Do you want to learn more about the SHRM Foundation and all of the great work they do to support HR professionals? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, we’d love to have you on the committee! It is a limited time commitment throughout the year, with the biggest demand in the early part of the year as we prepare for the conference. If you are interested, please contact Heather Cosgrove, Foundation Director, at 703-946-4454 or at




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