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What is the SHRM Foundation?

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission 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, founded in 1966, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizational affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession, including academics, practitioners and representatives from SHRM. To support its important work, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible.

VISION

Empowered HR professionals building inclusive organizations where all employees thrive and organizations achieve success.

MISSION

 The SHRM Foundation champions workforce and workplace transformation by providing...

  • research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing employees and potential employees.
  • scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and students to make change happen.
  • opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.

 

 

PURPOSE   

 The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization that champions workforce and workplace transformation and inspires HR professionals to make it happen.

SHRM Foundation News:

Effective July 17, 2017, the The SHRM Foundation  named Wendi Safstrom as their new executive director. Safstrom comes to the SHRM Foundation from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), where she was vice president of programs and administration. As executive director of the SHRM Foundation, Safstrom will oversee the SHRM affiliate that champions workforce and workplace transformation by providing research, scholarships and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. 

“Wendi Safstrom believes that, as the philanthropic organization for SHRM, the SHRM Foundation should be known for providing help and hope to HR professionals, while elevating the HR profession,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, SHRM’s president and CEO. “We welcome her and look forward to her contributions to the SHRM Foundation’s longstanding mission of empowering HR professionals.”  Safstrom holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University.

The SHRM Foundation has been awarded a 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most utilized evaluator of charities. SHRM Foundation is being recognized for exceeding industry expectations and conveying a strong commitment to financial accountability. SHRM Foundation is among the quarter of charities rated to have received this distinction and is proud to continue to empower HR professionals to build inclusive organizations. 

 

For more information about current SHRM Foundation initiatives such as The Aging Workforce, Engaging & Integrating Military Veterans, Building an Inclusive Culture, Preparing for Future HR Trends, previous initiatives and information on scholarship opportunities, or to donate, please visit us! 

 

  

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