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 in-class financial literacy education, after-school entrepreneurship training, a summer business accelerator program at The Wharton School, and a nights-and-weekends curriculum for the teachers, families and caregivers of participating students. 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, through 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, saving for life events 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.

volunteer hours contributed

volunteer program participation

service events since inception

Values in action

January 2022

Martin Luther King Day of Service

On January 17, FS Investments employees participated in City Year Philadelphia’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service.
February 2020

Drexel co-op led volunteer event with Project Sunshine

On February 19, FS Investments’ Drexel University co-ops participated in a volunteer event with Project Sunshine.
January 2020

Martin Luther King Day of Service

On January 20, FS Investments employees participated in City Year Philadelphia’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service.


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