SHRM Foundation

LKNHR supports the SHRM Foundation’s vision to empower HR professionals to build inclusive organizations where all employees thrive and organizations achieve success.

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based organization that advances our profession in several ways. The Foundation champions workforce and workplace transformation by providing:

  • Research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing employees and potential employees

  • Scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and students to make change happen (link to the scholarship page

  • Opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities

The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizational affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.  Every dollar raised goes to support the Foundation’s scholarship and thought-leadership activities.


To support its important work, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign. Your contribution is important in the continuation of the Foundation's work.

Please invest in HR students and professionals as well as the HR profession by contributing to the SHRM Foundation. Your contribution is tax-deductible.

You can contribute online at the SHRM Foundation website.

You can also donate other valuable resources: Your time and talent!


Volunteer opportunities range from event coordination to fundraising and everything in between.

The SHRM Foundation recognizes the dedicated work of volunteers who give their time. Volunteer to donate your time by completing this form.


The Foundation awards a number of scholarships to professionals and students to obtain undergraduate or graduate degrees, obtain their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification, or attend SHRM conferences and seminars. HR professionals who volunteer their talents review scholarship applications, consult on Foundation publications and more. Volunteer to give your talent by completing this form.


In 2020, the SHRM Foundation will award more than $500,000 in certification, academic and professional development scholarships and grants to HR professionals and students. All eligible SHRM, student and chapter and state council members are encouraged to apply for one or more of the scholarships or awards.

Find more information and applications for available scholarships and awards here.