Nasdaq Foundation

Championing diversity in investor engagement

Nasdaq has relaunched the Nasdaq Foundation with a new mission: advancing diversity in investor engagement.

As part of our Purpose Initiative, the Foundation will work to support women and under-represented minority communities by focusing on two goals:

  1. Reimagining investor engagement to equip under-represented communities with the financial knowledge to share in the wealth that markets create

  2. Leveraging our investment in the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center alongside new strategic partnerships with organizations that can help build a deeper, data-led understanding where the challenges are greatest, what existing efforts could be amplified, and how the Nasdaq Foundation can make new and distinctive contributions

Quarterly Grant Program

As we strive to accelerate progress in diversifying entrepreneurship and empowering a more diverse group of investors, the Nasdaq Foundation will accept grant requests for programs that align with our focus areas.

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Our reimagined Nasdaq Foundation will leverage Nasdaq’s role in the capital markets to equip under-represented communities with the financial knowledge to better empower them to build a prosperous future and participate in an ecosystem that supports and sustains their growth.
Jailan Griffiths, Vice President and Head of the Purpose Initiative at Nasdaq