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The Actuarial Foundation focuses on four program areas that support the mission and vision of the organization: Consumer Financial Education, Research, Awards & Prizes, Scholarships and Youth Programs.


The Actuarial Foundation is the charitable arm of the actuarial profession, with a mission to enhance math education and financial literacy through the talents and resources of actuaries.

The Foundation supports this mission through four program areas. Read and share the latest Foundation brochure with friends and colleagues. 

Consumer Financial Education promotes public understanding of some of today’s most pressing social issues. Through partnerships, initiatives focus on providing information in areas where there are gaps in consumer knowledge and understanding. By using actuarial science to contribute to finding workable solutions, the Foundation provides insight for consumers to make informed decisions, exercise prudent use of their financial resources and efficiently manage changing economic situations. More >

Research, Awards & Prizes combine forces with various research and educational communities to advance the power of actuarial science by supporting individual research grants, awards and prizes. These activities provide the profession with high-level actuarial research exchange via symposia, published research and background work for textbooks, as well as peer recognition for actuarial excellence. More >

Scholarships support the future of the actuarial profession and foster the best and brightest students. These four scholarships not only offset the cost of education for students, but are prestigious honors. Scholarship recipients are selected by representatives of the actuarial profession, who may one day be their peers. 51% of Foundation scholarship recipients (1996-2008) have achieved an actuarial designation. More >

Youth Education inspires a new generation of “math skilled thinkers” by delivering educational opportunities tailored to students and educators. The Foundation supports mathematic achievement among students in grades 3-12 through an array of educational initiatives. Youth programs include an award-winning financial literacy curriculum, free math enhancement materials, actuarial math projects for high school students and opportunities for actuaries to work with students in the classroom.  More >