FS Foundation

We invest in our communities.

FS Foundation

We invest in our communities.

We give back to our communities – through volunteerism, charitable giving and nonprofit board service – and believe our focus on civic and charitable engagement drives a firmwide mindset that reinforces the fiduciary duty we owe our investors.


Philadelphia Financial Scholars

Philadelphia Financial Scholars’ roots date back to 2016, when the FS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of FS Investments, partnered with the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships to create a financial literacy program for public high school students in Philadelphia. 

Since that time, the program has expanded significantly and now includes curriculum and professional development to support in-class personal finance elective classes, after-school entrepreneurship training with corporate mentorship, a university-hosted summer business accelerator program, and adult-centered financial empowerment workshops for families and school staff. The program combines:

Education for students

Students learn how to make smart financial decisions, budget, and save for the future through our financial empowerment curriculum, which is delivered by teachers in the classroom.

Entrepreneurship incubator

Students learn how to develop a business plan, while thinking critically and creatively. Their in-class learning is complemented by an after-school program powered by corporate volunteers and university students.

Education for adults

Parents, faculty, and other adult members of our school communities learn about various financial topics, like budgeting, paying for college, and investing basics, through our adult education program.

Learn more about Philadelphia Financial Scholars.

Investing in employee civic engagement

We provide our employees with the resources they need to be more civically engaged: 

Employee volunteer program

We offer monthly volunteer opportunities plus ongoing in-office events with partners like Achieve Now. Employees may participate in three paid days of community service each year.

Matching charitable gifts

We support our employees in their personal charitable giving by offering a 1:1 match to contributions made to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations.

Board placement

For those interested in serving on non-profit boards, we offer board training and placement opportunities.

Measuring our impact

All figures approximate as of 12/31/2019.

9,316+
volunteer hours contributed

72%
volunteer program participation

103+
service events since inception

Values in action

September 2022

FS Foundation invests in future generations with CCP Scholarship Program

FS Investments recently announced the creation of a multiyear scholarship and internship program in partnership with the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP).
August 2022

FS Investments hosts first ever High School Experienceship program

In collaboration with Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, the program provided seven rising juniors and seniors with practical experience in the finance industry to help guide their future career decisions.
July 2022

Team IMPACT event

In collaboration with Morgan Stanley, Macquarie Asset Management and FS Investments hosted a group of Philadelphia-based collegiate athletes for a day of networking, skill-developing and career mentorship.

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