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SHRM Foundation

    Invest in the Future of HR

    SHRM Foundation Annual Campaign

    The SHRM Foundation is a nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Foundation advances and supports the HR profession through research grants, scholarships and innovative educational products.

    For questions contact the Colorado SHRM Foundation Director: Lara Makinen
    Additional resources and information can be found in the quarterly newsletter:

    SHRM Foundation Vision

    The SHRM Foundation is the globally recognized catalyst for shaping human resource thought leadership and research.

    SHRM Foundation Mission

    The SHRM Foundation advances global human capital knowledge and practice by providing thought leadership and educational support, and sponsoring, funding and driving the adoption of cutting-edge, actionable, evidence-based research.

    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. More information.
    • 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 $170,000 annually in education and certification 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.

    For more information, please visit the SHRM Foundation.