The Florida Keys Chapter has consistently received Champion designation in recognition of its exceptional support of the SHRM Foundation.
The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Foundation is a legally separate organization and is not funded by SHRM membershi
The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession, including academics, practitioners and representatives from SHRM.
The mission of the SHRM Foundation is to maximize the impact of the HR profession on organizational decision-making and performance by promoting innovation, education, research and the use of research based knowledge.
The SHRM Foundation's work includes:
Innovative academic research grants. The SHRM Foundation is a leading funder of HR scholarships to professional and student SHRM members and doctoral students.
Scholarships. The SHRM Foundation awards $170,000 annually in educational and certification scholarships to professional and student SHRM members and doctoral students.
Educational resources. The SHRM Foundation's Effective Practice Guidelines series make research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. The Foundation has also created a series of educational DVDs for SHRM chapter programming, staff trainings and executive education sessions.
To support this work, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign through which it receives support from SHRM chapters, state councils, individuals, corporations and others. That financial support is vital to ensuring that the SHRM Foundation can continue its important work.