Voya Foundation makes a meaningful difference in the community by investing in a focused and impactful way. We support programs with well-defined metrics and measurable outcomes that all work toward the same goal – to help create financially resilient youth.
Voya Foundation grants are focused on Financial Resilience. We work to ensure that youth are equipped with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) expertise and financial knowledge necessary to compete in the 21st century workforce and make smart financial decisions that lead to a secure retirement.
We accomplish this by accepting year-round grant applications from organizations that:
- Provide innovative and experiential K-8 STEM learning opportunities to promote an early interest in STEM career fields, and improve teachers’ capabilities in STEM; or
- Provide financial education curriculum to grade 9-12 students focused on navigating major financial milestones including student debt, credit, home ownership, financial products and services/financial capability, and family needs.
Voya Foundation also provides higher education scholarships for students of achievement as part of our Voya Scholars program.
In addition, Voya Foundation provides funding to a select group of partners to promote employee engagement and disaster relief. Voya Foundation is not currently soliciting new partnerships in employee engagement or disaster relief.
Due to the volume of inquiries received, Voya Foundation is unable to hold preliminary conversations with applicants. If you believe your organization’s program focus aligns with our giving priorities, please apply online and our staff will be in contact if we would like to fund your proposal or more closely tailor it to meet our needs.
If your organization has or would like to start a charitable program that aligns with our financial resilience strategy, please review our grant guidelines, descriptions of our STEM and financial education giving, and apply online. Please note that Voya Foundation is unable to accept applications submitted via email or as a hard copy.
Voya Foundation will never solicit funds or collect personally identifiable information for the purposes of soliciting funds. Please contact us at [email protected] if you are solicited to contribute money or asked to provide personally identifiable information to Voya Foundation.
At Voya Foundation, we help youth prepare for the changing talent and skill needs of the employment landscape. Readiness for the 21st century workforce makes individuals better able to face challenges in finding and/or keeping employment and may help lead to a stable income over a lifetime as a means to financial resilience.
Our children’s education focus is guided by research and experience. We believe that the most impactful programs that help prepare youth for the 21st century workforce start early and provide participants with hands-on, experiential STEM learning opportunities. For that reason, we support organizations that fund high quality, experiential STEM learning opportunities for children in grades K-8.
Programs are evaluated based on improvements in covered STEM concepts and increased interest in STEM careers generated over the course of the program.
Additionally, Voya Foundation’s research has shown that another key indicator of the effectiveness of STEM education lies in the experience and credentials of STEM teachers themselves. For that reason, as part of our focus on assisting teachers across the United States, we also accept grant proposals from organizations providing STEM training and education opportunities to current or aspiring K-12 teachers.
At Voya Foundation, we believe that empowering young people to better understand and take control of their finances is an essential first step toward achieving financial resilience.
Our financial literacy focus is guided by research and experience. We believe that the most impactful financial literacy programs teach youth how to navigate life’s financial milestones and occur right as participants are on the cusp of achieving financial independence. For that reason, we support organizations year-round that provide financial literacy curriculum to students in high school (grades 9-12). Programs must cover several or all of the important financial milestones listed below:
- Student debt
- Home ownership
- Investing and understanding of financial products and services (financial capability)
- Family financial planning
Success of our financial literacy partners is measured by improvements in knowledge of the above topics as well as participants’ increased interest in careers in business, finance and financial services.
If your organization would like to start a financial literacy program but does not currently have the appropriate curriculum described above, please submit a grant application with a basic description of your program and your need for that curriculum. Voya Foundation has existing partners who we may connect you with to provide support to develop your financial literacy program. There may be an associated cost, which Voya Foundation will only cover in certain circumstances.
The cornerstones of our financial literacy programming and the biggest measures of our success are the impacts of our two historical signature partners in financial literacy: Junior Achievement and the Voya-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge.
*The IRS form 990 for Voya Foundation and Voya Community Fund are available via mailed hard copy, electronic copy and in-person viewing at Voya Foundation’s New York City office. To arrange one of these options, please contact [email protected].