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Recent Grantees

​Believing, as Mr. Kazanjian did, that economic literacy is for everyone, the Foundation seeks projects that help students and adults often identified as “at-risk” of not participating in the market economy. From a contemporary and historical perspective, the Foundation has sponsored a variety of projects that measure economic understanding, and evaluates economic literacy projects in an effort to find out what kind of economic education works best. Economics is often considered an abstract subject, not relevant or interesting to students or adults, and therefore the Foundation seeks out projects that make the subject more interesting and easily taught in the nation’s schools and colleges.

"We want more happiness and prosperity, but to get more good things we must earn them. To become more prosperous we must create prosperity. Prosperity, you see, has to be created before it can be had."

    - Calvin K. Kazanjian

A few recently funded programs are:​​​

  • National Biz Kids Showcase, National Credit Union Foundation 

  • Rockonomix Remix, University of West Georgia Center for Economic Education & Financial Literacy 

  • Teaching Economics in U.S. History and Civics, Concordia University, Inc. 

  • Building a College Affordability Solution for Students and the Ecosystem, Moneythink 

  • Oklahoma Economics Educators Professional Development, Oklahoma Council on Economic Education

  • Virtual FinanceFems, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame (CWHF) 

  • Student Workshop Program, Bay Area Financial Education Foundation

  • Ethics and Economics Curriculum Update and Expansion, Nebraska Council on Economic Education 

  • CEO Global Competition & Pitch Competition, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization

  • We All Need Financial Literacy, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada

  • Health Economic Education for Young Adults with Chronic Conditions, Generation Patient

  • The Piggy Bank, Amelia Park Children's Museum

  • Economics of Conservation!, Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

  • One-on-one Student Loan Counseling, The Institute of Student Loan Advisors

  • Financial Literacy for Higher Education, International Rescue Committee

  • A Resource for Cultivating Great Economic Minds, Virginia Council on Economic Education

  • Neighborhood Incubator for Creators, Hustlers, and Entrepreneurs, Crooked Creek Northwest Community Development Corporation

  • Environmental Economics for Students, PERC

  • $uperSquad, FitMoney

  • NPR's Planet Money, NPR

  • Entrepreneurs of Color Program Collaboration, LegalCORPS

  • Everyday Economics: A practical finance and economics curriculum for adult BA completers, College Unbound


  • Voluntary K-12 National Standards in Economic Education, Council for Economic Education

  • StartUp Mendocino 2024, West Enterprise Center, Inc. (dba West Center)

  • Quality of LIfe INNOVATIONS (QLI), Working in Support of Education (W!se)

  • Economic Education for Low-income Latinx Communities, Qualitas of Life Foundation

  • Teaching Economics Through the Business of Sports, Maryland Council on Economic Education 

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