Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

NASDAQ Quarterly Grant Program

Diversifying entrepreneurship and empowering investors


The Nasdaq Foundation’s Quarterly Grant Program strives to accelerate progress in diversifying entrepreneurship and empowering a more diverse group of investors, and is accepting grant requests for programs that align with our mission.

Proposal Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022


Please send proposal submissions to:


Leveling the Playing Field



FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE AND CONFIDENCE – Empower diverse investors with the financial knowledge and confidence they need to share in the wealth that markets can create.

Grants will be given in this area to organizations and programs that impact women and under-represented communities in one or more of the following ways:
– Enhance financial engagement
– Improve access to knowledge and tools

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STRENGTHEN AND SCALE – Support diverse entrepreneurs with the resources to strengthen and scale their businesses and contribute to the prosperity of society.

Grants will be given in this area to organizations and programs that impact women and diverse founders in one or more of the following ways:
– Mentoring and resources
– Diversify capital markets engagement

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BUILD AND CONTRIBUTE – The Foundation will collaborate with organizations that can help build a deeper, data-led understanding where the challenges are greatest, what existing efforts could be amplified, and how the Foundation can make new and distinctive contributions.

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Criteria and Considerations

Capacity and Expertise

Does the organization have the capacity and expertise to successfully leverage Nasdaq Foundation funding?

Models and Track Record

What is the organization’s governance and financial model, track record in the community and leadership team expertise?

Intended Impact

What is your intended impact with the Nasdaq Foundation funds? Will the project have influence or repercussions elsewhere in the community? If it is successful, could it be duplicated elsewhere, or scaled to serve more people?


The Nasdaq Foundation will accept grant requests from:

Organizations designated as tax-exempt according to §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.

A for-profit business or consultant acting on behalf of a qualified tax-exempt entity. Please note that if the grant is awarded, a representative of the tax-exempt entity must sign the grant agreement.SEE MORE

Amounts and Terms

The Nasdaq Foundation’s Leadership Team will consider whether the amount requested is commensurate with the project proposed and appropriate for the Nasdaq Foundation’s annual grant making target and charitable purposes.

Reasonable overhead costs may be included in the grant request, but must be specified.SEE MOREGrant disbursement disclaimer:

The Nasdaq Foundation has the option to pool undisbursed funds from quarter to quarter, and carry over unused amounts to the following year. The Foundation also has the option to not award a grant(s) during any quarter if suitable grant applications have not been received. Any proposals for contributions to programs or organizations outside of the Quarterly Grant Program will be presented to the Board for review and approval.


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