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:​

  • EPF Master Teacher Program, North Carolina Council for Economic Education

  • FinanceFems, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

  • EconExpress, Georgia Council on Economic Education

  • $martPath Puppet Lessons, Alpaugh Family Economics Center

  • OpenStax Supercartridge for Principles of Economics, Rice University

  • Integrated Math and Financial Literacy Resources, Council for Economic Education

  • Redeveloping and Distributing "Economics of Disasters" Online Course, The Fund for American Studies

  • SOE Market On The Go, School of Economics

  • Stock Market Game Distance Learning Enhancements, SIFMA Foundation

  • Millennials’ and Gen Z’s Money Management: Their Challenges during COVID-19 and how Financial Education Initiatives Can Help, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University

  • Marginal Revolution University’s new high school course, Globalization, Robots, and You, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

  • Economic Education Curriculum Award, National Association of Economic Educators