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Grant Guidelines
The Moody’s Foundation focuses its giving on education, mathematics, economics and finance with additional donations to health and human services, economic development, arts and culture and civic categories.

Education is the backbone of society. Without a solid foundation of financial and economic literacy, it is virtually impossible for individuals, and business as a whole, to succeed and compete in today’s global marketplace. Furthermore, studies have demonstrated that children need to improve their skill levels in math. Recognizing this need, The Moody’s Foundation supports programs which:

  • Address the improvement of mathematics and economics education in grades K-12.
  • Encourage women and minorities to study and excel in finance and economics in institutions of higher education and to seek employment in the financial sector.

Economic Development
The Moody’s Foundation is dedicated to supporting programs aimed at microfinance and workforce development, both of which enable people to become financially independent and help to create opportunities for the next generation.


Our support of civic organizations is designed to create valuable opportunities for employees and community members to volunteer their time and efforts to give back. 

Arts and Culture
The Moody’s Foundation makes limited grants for corporate memberships in museums, gardens and zoos.  

Health and Human Services

The Moody’s Foundation makes very limited grants in this area.

The Moody’s Foundation donates to organizations that are organized and operated for charitable purposes equivalent to the US IRS code 501(c)(3), and charities and government institutions, such as schools. Eligibility and grant allocation are determined by the Board of Directors of The Moody’s Foundation.

We target our support to specific projects or programs that add value to the scope of services offered by an organization. Our grants are seldom used to support operating costs or capital campaigns. Preference is also given to organizations that have a broad base of funders and Moody’s employee involvement.

The Moody’s Foundation does not fund:

  • Organizations which do not have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Political candidates or lobbying organizations
  • Organizations with a limited constituency, such as fraternal or labor groups
  • Travel by groups or individuals
  • National conferences
  • Sponsorships or advertising
  • Anti-business groups
  • Team sponsorships or athletic scholarships
  • Organizations whose sole purpose is advocacy

Other restrictions may apply as determined by The Moody’s Foundation Board of Directors.