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The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Foundation is a legally separate organization, and is not funded by SHRM membership dues. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession, including academics, practitioners and representatives from SHRM.
The mission of the SHRM Foundation is to maximize the impact of the HR profession on organizational decision-making and performance by promoting innovation, education, research, and the use of research-based knowledge.
The SHRM Foundation's work includes:
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 $1.5 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 Guideline series make research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. This series presents important research findings in a condensed, easy-to-use format for busy HR professionals. Click on the report title below to learn more and to download your complimentary copy.
The Foundation has also created a series of educational DVDs for SHRM chapter programming, staff trainings, and executive education sessions.
Human Resource Professionals of MN supports the Foundation through financial support on an annual basis, making our chapter members aware of the benefits available to them through scholarships and grants, and by encouraging members of HRP-MN to make tax deductible contributions to the Foundation to support the HR profession.
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