SIFMA Foundation


The SIFMA Foundation is dedicated to providing financial education for people of all ages through innovative programs that promote financial independence.

The Stock Market Game™ 

The SIFMA Foundation's acclaimed Stock Market Game™ program is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance, and prepares them for financially independent futures. More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. The Stock Market Game has reached 15 million students since its inception in 1977.

An independent study by Learning Point Associates found students who participated in the SMG program scored significantly higher on mathematics and financial literacy tests than their peers who did not. They also found that teachers who taught SMG reported the program motivated them to better plan for their future and to engage in financial planning, research, and use of investment products and services.

The Alliance for Investor Education calls the SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game one of the "10-best Web-based resources for teachers looking to give their students a strong knowledge base in investing and personal finance." (Press Release

Capitol Hill Challenge  

The Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) is a special version of the SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game™ where teams of high school students organized by Congressional district and state invest a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. The Top Five performing teams are recognized at an awards reception in Washington, D.C. Since the CHC began in 2004, nearly 2,200 Representatives and Senators have engaged in this special version of the Stock Market Game™ Program with more than 60,000 students from schools across the country.


The SIFMA Foundation's InvestWrite national essay competition is a culminating activity for Stock Market Game students, extending what they have learned in SMG by challenging them to analyze, think critically and problem solve. Students address real world financial issues and situations by answering a question about long-term saving and investing.

Invest it Forward™ 

SIFMA and the SIFMA Foundation’s Invest It Forward™ is an industry-wide financial education and capital markets literacy campaign convening hundreds of financial firms that are committed to giving young Americans a solid understanding of the capital markets system and the invaluable tools to achieve their dreams. Learn more about Invest It Forward™



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It's Summertime – Don't forget to pack Invest It Forward.

Continue putting your skills-based volunteerism to work and recruit a new school to the Stock Market Game for fall.

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InvestWrite Judges & Firms Special Thank You!
To our highest performing partner firms for bringing the real world of finance into the real learning of our Spring 2015 essay competition judging.


BNY Mellon Invests It Forward
See how BNY Mellon brought the stock market to life for a class of 7th and 8th grade students from New Jersey.


Capital Markets Curriculum

Invest it Forward - St Louis Fed Video

Hot off the press!
The second in a series of educational videos "Wealth Creation for All"


SIFMA Foundation & Educators

Did you know that we work with 15,000 teachers each year?

SIFMA Foundation: Increasing Financial Literacy!


Recognizing Our Partnership

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Join us in acknowledging the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for helping to Invest It Forward


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