IPT Grant Awards

  1. AL
  2. AK
  3. AZ
  4. AR
  5. CA
  6. CO
  7. CT
  8. DE
  9. FL
  10. GA
  11. IL
  12. IN
  13. IA
  14. KS
  15. KY
  16. LA
  17. ME
  18. MD
  19. MA
  20. MI
  21. MN
  22. MS
  23. MO
  24. MT
  25. NE
  26. NV
  27. NH
  28. NJ
  29. NM
  30. NC
  31. ND
  32. OK
  33. OR
  34. PA
  35. SC
  36. SD
  37. TX
  38. UT
  39. VT
  40. VA
  41. WA
  42. WV
  43. WI
Alabama
Grantee:
Alabama Educational Television Foundation Authority
Title:
investor education and protection components of “At Your Service Public Television Series”
Duration:
May 1, 2006 – June 30, 2009
Amount:
$45,000
Summary:
The grant funds investor education and protection segments in the ongoing public television program “At Your Service.” The segments are specifically designed to provide investors with the knowledge and skills necessary to make educated investment decisions. The show hosts will conduct a seven-minute interview each month with the Commissioner of the Alabama Securities Commission on a variety of securities fraud related topics. A 15-second spot promoting the segment will be produced and aired on the “At Your Service” Program on Alabama Public Television and “The Time of Your Life” Programs on WSFA in Montgomery and WOTM in Birmingham.
Grantee:
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Title:
investor education and protection components of “Estate Planning Conference: Families Preparing for A Secure Future”
Duration:
September 1, 2005 – October 15, 2005
Amount:
$3,500
Summary:
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will hold two estate planning conferences in Alabama in September 2005. The events will bring together experts to educate Alabama residents on all aspects of estate planning including taxes, investments, and long term care. The investor education and protection components of the conferences will include a session on making wise investment decisions and another on investing in general. Investor education will also be included as elements of other conference sessions.
Alaska
Grantee:
Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc.
Title:
“Alaska Investor Protection and Education Initiative”
Duration:
September 1, 2005 - February 28, 2006
Amount:
$80,000
Summary:
Alaska Investor Protection and Education Initiative will provide investor education, protection and research via radio news and information programming. The educational and research activities will also include web-based surveys to allow individuals to share their experiences with investment fraud, the radio broadcast of 600 Investment Protection Tip modules, promotion of Alaska’s toll-free fraud report hotline, and promotion of community-based outreach and investor protection workshops conducted by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Banking and Securities Division.
Arizona
Grantee:
Arizona Corporation Commission
Title:
“Arizona Investor Awareness Project: Targeting the People the Con Artists Target, Part 2”
Duration:
October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2009
Amount:
$163,000
Summary:
The Commission will build upon its previous statewide mass media campaign that promoted the agency’s investor education web site, toll-free number, and educational programs to Arizona’s citizens. To reach an estimated target population of over 1.5 million, the Commission will utilize statewide radio advertising, PBS in the Phoenix metropolitan area and Tucson and Google Adwords and newspaper display ads, all of which will direct baby boomers and seniors to visit the investor education web site and call the Securities Division for further information.
Grantee:
Arizona Corporation Commission
Title:
“Arizona Investor Awareness Project: Targeting the People the Con Artists Target”
Duration:
January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2007
Amount:
$163,500
Summary:
The Arizona Corporation Commission will implement a statewide mass media campaign, utilizing the most cost-effective radio and direct mail advertising mediums, to promote the agency’s new investor education web site, toll-free number, and educational programs to Arizona citizens, particularly those citizens 50 years of age and older. The program will also promote a specific fraud awareness message and attract participants to investor education town hall meetings to be held in areas throughout the state with high concentrations of older Americans.
Arizona/New Mexico
Grantee:
First Nations Development Institute
Title:
“Investing for the Future: Native Community Partnerships”
Duration:
March 1, 2007 – February 29, 2008
Amount:
$34,194
Summary:
First Nations will provide train-the-trainers workshops for tribal members to teach them how to implement investor education trainings on their reservations. First Nations will partner with two tribal colleges in Arizona and New Mexico to provide two workshops over a 12 month period. They will draw upon a range of existing resources including IPT's The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 to offer these in-depth trainings to Native community leaders, who will then offer trainings in their home communities.
Arkansas
Grantee:
Board of Trustees, University of Arkansas
Title:
“How Can I Afford Retirement?® Arkansas Expansion”
Duration:
August 1, 2012 – June 30, 2014
Amount:
$78,594
Summary:
The Garrison Financial Institute at the University of Arkansas will implement a two-part project utilizing the "How Can I Afford Retirement?®" model developed by the Boston Public Library. The subject matter will cover specific investor education topics aimed at helping people aged 50 to 70 plan ahead and avoid investment errors that can undermine their retirement security. Part one is a television production of "How Can I Afford Retirement?" broadcast a minimum of six times during prime-time on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN). A DVD of the program will be provided free of charge to every public library and public school in Arkansas. Part two will consist of eight multipart, educational events targeted specifically at Arkansans ages 50 to 70 who have not saved adequately for retirement. The message will be reinforced in multiple ways – first, by lecture, and second, by a reference librarian who will speak about investor education resources that are available at the library. Presentations will be followed by small group breakout sessions. These sessions will be facilitated by trained personnel. Session participants will complete workbook exercises focused around topics covered. Groups will reconvene with the speaker for a question and answer session. In addition the grant will provide permanent reference materials for participating libraries.
Grantee:
Sam M. Walton College of Business
Title:
“Trading Places: Investor Education at the Global Financial Trading Center”
Duration:
June 1, 2007 – May 31, 2008
Amount:
$45,078
Summary:
This program will launch the Global Financial Trading Center at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. The Trading Center will deliver investor education and protection modules specially designed to impact three distinct target populations — college students, K-12 students, and K-12 teachers.
Grantee:
Arkansas Securities Department
Title:
“Investor Education on the Radio”
Duration:
February 1, 2007 – January 31, 2008
Amount:
$80,000
Summary:
The Arkansas Department of Securities will use radio scripts developed by the University of Oklahoma to air for one year throughout Arkansas. The spots will be modified for use in Arkansas and be aired by the Arkansas Radio Network. The ARN will provide the spots to 54 radio stations throughout the State. The spots will air 21 times per month in drive time and a different investor education topic will be covered each month.
California
Grantee:
California Department of Corporations
Title:
“Troops Against Predatory Scams Investor Education Project (TAPS)”
Duration:
January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2008
Amount:
$300,000
Summary:
The California Department of Corporations will implement the TAPS Investor Education Project, a program with a goal of educating the military personnel and their families stationed on every one of California’s military installations about how to identify and avoid becoming a victim of inappropriate, harmful and fraudulent investment and financial products. The TAPS Investor Education Project also has the potential to educate the public located in those civilian communities surrounding military installations. The TAPS project will be accomplished through direct contact with military personnel stationed on California military installations. Informational packets will be distributed to all personnel and live educational presentations will also be given on most military installations. Simultaneously, Department of Corporations’ officials will address questions and concerns from military personnel through the call center and take enforcement action in response to complaints received.
Colorado
Grantee:
Evelyn Brust Financial Research and Education Foundation
Title:
“Investor Education in Your Community® Colorado”
Duration:
October 1, 2011 – May 31, 2012
Amount:
$33,243
Summary:
The Division of Securities and the Evelyn Brust Financial Research and Education Foundation will host eight to ten investor education events throughout the Denver metropolitan area. The programs will feature lectures plus Q & A sessions. The Brust Foundation has been delivering these programs at public libraries and will be expanding it to Coloradans places of employment and civic organizations.
Connecticut
Grantee:
Connecticut Department of Banking
Title:
“Connecticut Investor Education Initiative”
Duration:
June 1, 2010 – November 30, 2010
Amount:
$18,400
Summary:
The Connecticut Department of Banking staff gives informative talks and presentations on investor education issues, and the agency sponsors events to promote safe investing. Much of Grantee’s target audience does not have access to the Department’s on-line resources, and they have therefore found written materials to be an important component of their investor education program. The Department intends to develop and print written publications for use as part of their ongoing investor education initiative. They will also expand their resources to include new material in the form of a newlywed guide, which was shown to be very successful in Montana and Indiana. These publications will be distributed at all investor education events including presentations, seminars and conferences. They may also be delivered to town halls, libraries, senior centers and schools to promote investor education and protection.
Delaware
Grantee:
Delaware Division of Securities
Title:
“Delaware Investor Education Campaign 2008”
Duration:
August 1, 2008– March 31, 2009
Amount:
$63,868
Summary:
The campaign is designed to raise public awareness of the importance of saving and-investing, to teach investors how to identify and protect against frauds and scams, and to provide tips on becoming a better investor. The campaign will consist of two components: 1) distribution of the 2008 Safe Investing Guide, which is an annual newspaper insert containing timely and informative investor education articles, and 2) updating the content on the Investor Resource Center website which provides Delaware residents with resources to become better informed investors, to check licensing of financial professionals, and learn about investing.
Florida
Grantee:
Florida Public Broadcasting Services, Inc.
Title:
“Florida Investor Protection Program”
Duration:
January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008
Amount:
$181,766
Summary:
The Florida Investor Protection Program is a television and radio PSA program to air non-commercial messages focusing on investor education and protection to raise awareness about all types of investment fraud and where to go for help. The program will air on all Florida Public Broadcasting channels including 13 PBS stations in 11 Florida markets and 12 NPR stations in 11 Florida markets. The program will also feature website components and dissemination of messages through email and print publications.
Grantee:
Family Support Center Activities Council
Title:
“Investor University on Base”
Duration:
November 1, 2006 – June 30, 2009
Amount:
$63,260
Summary:
Investor University on Base (IUB) is a five week investor education program for military personnel living or stationed in the Florida Panhandle. The primary goal of the program is to increase active and retired military personnel’s knowledge of saving and investing. The program will have 5 units of instruction: 1) getting started, 2) introduction to financial markets, 3) making a financial and investment plan, 4) investment fraud and 5) home buying. (Note: The home buying portion is not being funded by IPT.) The IUB will utilize existing investor education materials: The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020; MoneyTrack DVDs; the 7 investor education booklets developed by IPT and Kiplinger; and U.S. Postal Inspector Fraud Prevention DVDs Investing For Your Future.
Grantee:
Florida Office of the Attorney General
Title:
“Florida Seniors Against Investment Fraud (FSAIF)”
Duration:
November 1, 2005 – May 31, 2009
Amount:
$138,306
Summary:
Florida Seniors Against Investment Fraud (FSAIF) is a program of Seniors vs. Crime, a special project of the Florida Attorney General’s Office, targeting seniors throughout the state with education and protection messages on identifying fraud, protecting yourself, and reporting fraud. The program will use a grass roots train the trainer approach and utilize the Seniors vs. Crime regional directors and Senior Sleuths to give FSAIF presentations in appropriate communities and to disseminate outreach materials. A toll free consumer call center will handle inquiries and direct consumers to the correct state or federal agency.
Grantee:
Florida Department of Financial Services
Title:
“Your Money, Your Life 2005”
Duration:
January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2005
Amount:
$200,000
Summary:
Your Money, Your Life (YMYL) is an ongoing comprehensive public education initiative designed to educate Floridians about personal finance issues. YMYL’s primary focus in 2005 is investor education and protection. The key elements for 2005 are: Verify Before You Buy and Avoiding Investment Fraud. YMYL’s main distribution is through an interactive website, provided in both English and Spanish. The web site gives consumers valuable, easy to understand and objective information about investment choices, hot topics and consumer alerts. The campaign will issue radio, television and billboard public service announcements regarding key investment issues and consumer fraud alerts. Additional information will be provided through consumer help lines, brochures, and an essay contest for high school students.
Georgia
Grantee:
Atlanta Education Telecommunications Collaborative, Inc.
Title:
“Georgia Initiative for Investor Protection and Education Phase I Metro Atlanta”
Duration:
July 1, 2006 – February 29, 2008
Amount:
$344,050
Summary:
The grant will fund a first and second phase of Public Broadcasting Atlanta PSA program to develop and air investment tips on radio, develop and air television PSAs to air around MoneyTrack, develop and air two long-form programs, continue a forum on their website for visitors to share their experiences with investment fraud, and develop and air radio news programming. Programs will direct listeners/viewers to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office and the PBA website.
Illinois
Grantee:
Illinois State University
Title:
“Teacher Investment and Retirement Education Project”
Duration:
June 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012
Amount:
$104,115
Summary:
This project will interpret the effects of several interventions on the retirement investment knowledge and planning of public school teachers in central Illinois. It serves as a pilot for a broader state-wide program to inform teachers about retirement investments to enable their informed decision-making during and after their teaching careers. It aims to increase teachers’ retirement investment awareness and understanding. The three interventions are online education, face-to-face seminars and a hybrid of the two. In addition to the investor education provided, the applicant will look at the knowledge gained by the participants via pre- and post-testing and compare the effectiveness of online education vs. in person education.
Grantee:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title:
“Investor Education: Reaching Out to Underserved Populations”
Duration:
September 1, 2005 – February 29, 2008
Amount:
$167,977
Summary:
Investor Education: Reaching Out to Underserved Populations will enhance the existing Plan Well, Retire Well website to reach English and Spanish speaking women in their 20s and 30s. Enhancements to the website include: adaptation and translation of the current “Choose Investments” section of the website into Spanish, creation of a series of web-video vignettes (short stories) that provide role models and motivate website users to act on new investment knowledge, creation of a new website section focusing on recognizing and avoiding fraud, and promotion of the enhanced sections of the website among underserved populations.
Indiana
Grantee:
Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
Title:
investor education and protection components of “Redesign and Printing of Money Skills for Newlywed Couples Guide”
Duration:
August 15, 2011 – November 30, 2011
Amount:
$6,522
Summary:
In promoting wise investing and smart money management habits, one audience the Indiana Secretary of State’s Investment Watch program has targeted is engaged couples and newlyweds. As couples take the next step toward building a life together, they often spend time evaluating their personalities, values, goals and more to determine if they are compatible. However, money management behavior and financial compatibility are often overlooked. Asking questions like "What is your investing philosophy?" and "How much do you want to have saved by retirement?" can prevent stress and arguments after saying "I do." The Indiana Money Skills for Newlywed Couples brochure helps guide couples through these tough conversations. The Guide is distributed at events across the state, through county clerks offices who issue marriage licenses and at churches that provide marriage counseling.
Grantee:
Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
Title:
“Indiana Internet Fraud Campaign”
Duration:
June 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010
Amount:
$150,295
Summary:
The Office of the Indiana Secretary of State will develop a viral campaign using a combination of social media and paid media. They want to fight fire with fire by creating an online presence where fraudsters are and where potential victims are searching for investment opportunities. The program will use online ads and videos that direct users to micro sites focused on online investment fraud scams. The sites will provide resources and tips from the Secretary of State's office on how to avoid falling victim to fraud. They will also include a call to action asking people to help spread the message using social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.
Grantee:
Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
Title:
“Indiana Investment Watch Brochures”
Duration:
May 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010
Amount:
$15,600
Summary:
Team members from the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State travel the state hosting and/or participating in investor education and protection outreach events, workshops, expos and more. At these events, they distribute brochures about the various types of investment fraud (i.e. fraud aimed at seniors, affinity fraud and internet fraud), how to avoid falling victim to fraud and how to use the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office to make sure an investment and the person selling it are licensed and registered. As part of this program the Indiana Investment Watch brochures will be updated with current information, examples of cases that have taken place in Indiana and lists of related agencies to contact for more information and/or assistance.
Grantee:
Indiana DECA
Title:
“Investment Education: Building Wealth”
Duration:
July 1, 2007 – May 31, 2008
Amount:
$14,000
Summary:
Indiana DECA will undertake a statewide Investment Education initiative for Business and Marketing/DECA educators. The project includes training of 30 business and/or marketing teachers in investor education, providing them with curriculum materials, and providing training for implementation of investment education as a financial literacy standards component in the high school curriculum. The project will reach approximately 1,700 students during the first year of implementation.
Grantee:
Indiana Council for Economic Education
Title:
“Take Stock in Indiana”
Duration:
July 1, 2005 – December 31, 2006
Amount:
$93,771
Summary:
Take Stock in Indiana is a program designed to improve the investor skills and investment knowledge of Indiana students, provide an opportunity for students to practice investment strategies, and increase the amount of investor education in Indiana classrooms. Take Stock in Indiana will focus on five areas of investor knowledge and skills education: 1) the importance of saving and investing, 2) understanding investment vehicles, 3) how to manage investment risk, 4) how to avoid investment fraud, and 5) how to make investment decisions given a range of criteria. There are two components to bringing these knowledge and skills to Indiana students: 1) Teacher trainings comprised of regional workshops, in-services at schools, and conference presentations and 2) Providing teachers with strategies that enable their students to gain experience making investment decisions using the the Indiana Stock Market Simulation, the Learning, Earning and Investing curriculum, and the ICEE’s Investor Education Posters.
Iowa
Grantee:
The Center for Financial Success
Title:
“Money Smart Conferences”
Duration:
April 1, 2009 – April 30, 2010
Amount:
$87,550
Summary:
The conferences will target Iowa women of all ages interested in developing or polishing their investing skills. Five conferences would be offered over the next two years—one each in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids in 2009, in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Davenport in 2010. Conferences are planned, developed and delivered by The Center for Financial Success (CFS), which has a proven track record of delivering financial education. At these conferences, attendees would be introduced to IPT’s Investor Education 2020 curriculum and other resources for investors. Attendees would gain an understanding of basic and advanced investing concepts and be able to begin/continue on their own. Attendees could also attend sessions that leverage their newly acquired knowledge as well as materials to teach saving and investment skills within their family units.
Grantee:
Iowa State University
Title:
“Iowa Investor Education Campaign”
Duration:
March 1, 2007 – July 31, 2008
Amount:
$64,406
Summary:
Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Iowa Public Radio’s WOI Radio Group, in consultation with the Iowa Securities Division, will collaborate to produce and disseminate a year-long media campaign to educate mid-life and older Iowans about wise investing. The three organizations will work together to identify key messages for the campaign that will be targeted to men and women age 50 and older. The campaign will feature weekly 1-minute PSAs, 2-minute radio sagas, bi-weekly newspaper columns disseminated from Iowa State University Extension; and a website with archived media releases, podcasts and audio streaming of the PSAs and sagas, and links to ISU Extension investor education resources and the Iowa Securities Division’s website featuring investor protection information.
Kansas
Grantee:
Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
Title:
“Communities Against Senior Exploitation (CASE)”
Duration:
January 1, 2006 – June 30, 2009
Amount:
$335,109
Summary:
The CASE program provides training in investment fraud awareness to seniors and targeted senior impact groups to increase investor awareness and identify potential investment fraud among seniors with whom these impact groups come in contact. The impact groups receive extensive training in senior investment fraud in order to have the maximum impact on the greatest number of seniors. The CASE project provides investment awareness programs consisting of but not limited to: common scams, factors increasing senior vulnerability, and early identification and intervention strategies. In the 3rd year of the project, MHASCK will expand its senior investment fraud educational outreach to bank and financial personnel, law enforcement officers and seniors through the development of multimedia web-based training modules that are specifically designed for the targeted groups.
Grantee:
Extension Education Foundation, Inc.
Title:
“The Women’s Investment Education Program”
Duration:
January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2007
Amount:
$40,000
Summary:
The Women’s Investment Education Program offers face to face investor education to Kansas women. The program will be offered four times per year, once each quarter, through the Sedgewick County Cooperative Extension System. Each program consists of 6 two-hour sessions, one per week for six weeks. The first hour is lecture and the second hour is facilitated discussion. Topics include getting started, government securities, stocks, bonds, mutual funds and finding a financial advisor.
Kentucky
Grantee:
Kentucky Council on Economic Education
Title:
“Invest Yourself!”
Duration:
June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2012
Amount:
$39,778
Summary:
Invest Yourself! will educate junior and senior high school students about the importance of developing an investment strategy early in life as they prepare for their educational and financial futures. KCEE will invite 30 high school classes, five classes to each of six University Centers for Economic Education, to participate in a day-long program launch entitled Invest Yourself! Activities for students for the day will focus on learning about investing in their own education and in their financial future. KCEE will ask teachers to teach from "The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020" and have students take part in the missions of "Gen I Revolution" over the course of the program.
Grantee:
Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions
Title:
“2010-2012 Kentucky Senior Scam Jam Events”
Duration:
June 1, 2010 - December 31, 2012
Amount:
$48,410
Summary:
Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions in conjunction with local partners will host six investor protection-focused Senior Scam Jam events across the state in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The goal of hosting these events is to teach Kentucky seniors investment fraud prevention, protect Kentucky seniors from investment fraud crimes and prevent future scams from taking place. Event attendees get to choose two of the three shorter sessions which provide a different perspective on securities fraud – solicitations by mail and phone in the Mail Fraud session, through insurance vehicles like annuities and life settlements in Insurance Fraud, and through pressure to invest money from a reverse mortgage and other high-pressure sales tactics in Predatory Lending. All participants will attend the main presentation on investment fraud, which teaches seniors the red flags of fraud, common scams, prevention tips, how to file a complaint and contacts for agencies that can help.
Grantee:
Kentucky Council on Economic Education
Title:
“Investor Education Toolkit for College Freshman”
Duration:
January 2006 – January 2007
Amount:
$35,312
Summary:
The focus of this project is educating college freshmen on the importance of asset building through investment literacy. This project will structure and provide content for integrating investment education as part of an elective offered by most Kentucky colleges. KCEE will convene experts to consider what are meaningful and productive investment strategies for college students and then to structure an appropriate investor education content outline, topic sequence, student activities and visuals. Initial dissemination will target 10 Kentucky Community and Technical College campuses or regional college campuses.
Louisiana
Grantee:
Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition
Title:
investor education and protection components of the “Louisiana Youth Financial Educators’ Summit”
Duration:
July 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010
Amount:
$14,050
Summary:
The primary purpose of the project is to enhance the outreach to high school through college aged students in the critical area of investor education and protection. The Summit will feature state and nationally recognized researchers, educators and practitioners with expertise in investor education, financial education and delivery to youth. Local practitioners will also be included in the program which will give an "in the trenches" component to the seminar. This program will provide concentrated, interactive, face-to-face training, resources and motivation to educators from a variety of disciplines, parents and youth development professionals.
Maine
Grantee:
Maine Office of Securities
Title:
“Maine Senior Investor Awareness Program”
Duration:
May 1, 2007 – April 30, 2008
Amount:
$7,807
Summary:
The program is designed to increase Maine’s senior investors’ awareness of the help available from the Maine Office of Securities and the different types of investment abuses and fraud to which they may be subject. This will be accomplished through four seminars held throughout the State of Maine, attendance at Senior Spectrum conferences, and the media purchased for the events. The Maine Office of Securities will utilize the investor education booklets developed by IPT and Kiplinger as well as the Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing publication - “Smart Investing: Take Charge Before a Bad Deal Takes You.”
Maryland
Grantee:
Maryland Council on Economic Education
Title:
“Financial Literacy Institute Using Investor Education Modules"
Duration:
June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013
Amount:
$10,000
Summary:
The Financial Literacy Institute is a 30 hour program that will use the IPT materials, The Basics of Saving and Investing and the Moneytrack DVDs along with other supporting materials. The 160 educator participants will also use the Investor Education in Your Workplace® program of the Investor Protection Trust.
Grantee:
Maryland Council on Economic Education
Title:
“Financial Education Summit"
Duration:
June 1, 2012 – September 30, 2012
Amount:
$3,000
Summary:
The Financial Education Summit is a professional development training day for two hundred Maryland teachers from across the state (50% of these participants teach at low-income or title one schools) and was held in Timonium, MD at the Crowne Plaza hotel on June 20, 2012. The teachers will attend instructional sessions to learn about new economic and financial programs for use in their classes, obtain teaching materials, explore financial topics and gather financial information to share in the classroom. Sessions will cover such topics as investing basics, Foolproof Finances, Financial Fitness for Life, and how to avoid identity theft, scams and fraud. All participants will receive the Basics of Saving and Investing teaching guide.
Grantee:
Morgan State University WEAA Radio 88.9 FM
Title:
“Wealthy Lifestyle Radio Show WEAA 88.9 FM"
Duration:
May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2014
Amount:
$59,800
Summary:
Wealthy Lifestyle Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program that airs on WEAA. 88.9 FM an NPR affiliate with studios located at Morgan State University a Historically Black College and University. The objective of the program is to provide WEAA’s audiences with information that can help them become more knowledgeable about the financial markets and how to invest. This grant program will fund 52 episodes over two years (104 weeks). Topics will include Investing 101, How the Stock Market Works and How to Avoid Investment Scams.
Grantee:
Maryland Council on Economic Education
Title:
“Financial Education Summit 2011" and "ECON 570: Saving and Investing”
Duration:
June 1, 2011 – May 31, 2012
Amount:
$15,000
Summary:
The Summit is a professional development training day for 200 Maryland teachers. The teachers will attend instructional sessions to learn about new economic and financial programs for their classes, obtain teaching materials, explore financial topics and gather financial information to include in the classroom. One session (of five total sessions) will focus on investor protection. Econ 570 is a 3 credit graduate level course that focuses on building wealth and preserving wealth, two standards of the Maryland Voluntary Curriculum Standard. Teachers will attend five sessions and they will be required to evaluate articles and lessons they plan to use in their classrooms.
Grantee:
Maryland Office of the Attorney General
Title:
“A Salute to Smart Investing Military Guide Reprint Project”
Duration:
July 16, 2010 – August 31, 2010
Amount:
$4,000
Summary:
Representatives from the Maryland Office of the Attorney General routinely give presentations to members of the military on investor education, fraud recognition and avoidance and the ways in which the Office of the Attorney General protects investors. The Office plans to expand the resources it has available to assist members of the military by printing and distributing the "A Salute to Smart Investing" guide as part of its ongoing military outreach program.
Grantee:
Maryland Council on Economic Education
Title:
investor education and protection components of the “Financial Education Summit 2010”
Duration:
May 1, 2010 – August 31, 2010
Amount:
$10,146
Summary:
The Summit is a professional development training day for two-hundred Maryland teachers from across the state (50% of these participants teach at low-income or title one schools) and will be held in Timonium, MD at the Crowne Plaza hotel from 8am to 5pm on June 23, 2010. The teachers will attend instructional sessions to learn about new economic and financial programs for use in their classes, obtain teaching materials, explore financial topics and gather financial information to share in the classroom. Sessions will cover such topics as investing basics, how to avoid identity theft, scams and fraud. All participants will receive the MoneyTrack DVDs and The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 guide.
Massachusetts
Grantee:
Trustees of the Boston Public Library
Title:
“How Can I Afford Retirement? A Volunteer Investor Education and Counseling Program for Improving the Financial Management Skills of Boomers”
Duration:
July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008
Amount:
$159,206
Summary:
The Boston Public Library will adapt the Investor Education @ your library model to target baby boomers that are 50 to 70 years of age and have not saved adequately for retirement. The project will consist of a series of 25 multifaceted, non-commercials classroom-oriented public education events, each including four elements: 1) a presentation by a financial professional or expert on the chosen subject; 2) small group breakout sessions facilitated by trained senior volunteers; 3) a presentation by a library specialist on the host library’s investor education resources on the day’s topic; and 4) an opportunity to meet one-on-one in the library with pro bono financial professionals.
Michigan
Grantee:
The Michigan Division of Securities, Office of Financial and Insurance Services
Title:
“Michigan Investor Minute PSAs”
Duration:
August 1, 2006 – July 31, 2007
Amount:
$119,600
Summary:
The Division of Securities will air undertake a statewide "Investment Minute" radio public service campaign utilizing and customizing PSAs developed by the University of Oklahoma Media Outreach Project for the Oklahoma Division of Securities. The program will consist of a 39-week campaign of radio air-time, during which the "Investment Minute" series will be broadcast over 55 Michigan Radio Network (MRN) affiliates radio stations, of various genre, throughout the State. The messages are delivered as a series and each will be played 3 times during the day it is aired for the first 26 weeks. During the additional 13 weeks (the MRN 100% match) selected messages will be re-broadcast. The goal is to increase awareness of the existence of the Division of Securities in Michigan.
Grantee:
Michigan Council on Economic Education
Title:
“Youth Investor Webpage”
Duration:
October 1, 2005 – March 31, 2007
Amount:
$30,000
Summary:
This program will develop a website geared towards Michagan teachers and students that will fit investor education into current Michigan educational standards including: 1) The “benchmarking” alignment of investor education terms and concepts with Michigan social studies and math standards; 2) downloadable lessons in math, social studies, language arts, and technology classes for savings, investor, and retirement education; 3) providing investor education web links; and 4) provide sample Michigan Educational Assessment Program social studies and math questions to prepare students for testing.
Minnesota
Grantee:
Association of Minnesota Public, Educational Radio Stations
Title:
“Minnesota Diversity Outreach for Investing”
Duration:
October 1, 2005 – August 31, 2008
Amount:
$209,462
Summary:
The Minnesota Diversity Outreach for Investing program will create a series of radio Investor Tips (100 total) specifically targeting Affinity Fraud and Investor Education in 5 different languages, place the Tips in the selected AMPERS radio shows, and provide easily accessible material as support for the on air programs. The main elements of the program are audio (underwriting messages, CDs), visual (brochures, flyers and pamphlets), and in person (forums, interviews, group presentations). The radio shows in which the spots are to be placed are all “in language” programming.
Mississippi
Grantee:
Mississippi Council on Economic Education
Title:
“Teaching the Basics of Saving and Investing Investor Education 2020: Professional Development and Implementation with Mississippi High School Teachers”
Duration:
May 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010
Amount:
$25,000
Summary:
Mississippi teachers will be trained in teaching investor education and protection during the summer of 2010. The investor education and protection program features The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 guide and video segments from the MoneyTrack national public television series provided on the IPT website. The curriculum will be taught to teachers in a five hour workshop. Faculty certified by the MCEE and representatives from the Secretary of State’s Office will train the teachers, and participating teachers will be provided an incentive to: 1) share the results of the pre and post tests of student knowledge of investor education and protection principles following completion of the training with the MCEE and 2) provide the results of student participation in the program with regard to the implementation of their financial/investment plan.
Grantee:
Mississippi Council on Economic Education
Title:
“Investor Education: Professional Development for Teachers in Mississippi”
Duration:
June 1, 2006 – December 31, 2008
Amount:
$28,700
Summary:
The program will provide 150 Mississippi high school teachers who’ve had previous financial curricula training with the Mississippi Council with a full day of training on investor education and protection. Teachers will be provided with a library of grade appropriate content and teaching materials. Representatives of the Securities Regulators office will present information about investor protection at the workshops. Teachers will have the opportunity to submit their best practices for teaching investor education in their classrooms.
Missouri
Grantee:
Office of the Missouri Secretary of State
Title:
“Missouri Investor Awareness Campaign: Don't Let It Happen To You”
Duration:
April 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012
Amount:
$30,500
Summary:
The goal of this project is to purchase and distribute stark investor awareness pieces that speak directly to the severe impact securities fraud can have on investors. A series of mailers, postcards and posters will reintroduce the threats and potential harm to investors, and remind Missourians that the Securities Division can assist them. The postcard and posters will be part of a much larger comprehensive program. The postcards will also be distributed in conjunction with publications from the Missouri Securities Division at various events throughout the state. By distributing these mailers, posters and postcards throughout Missouri, the Division’s goal is to increase investor education and awareness by increasing calls to the toll free investor protection hotline and increasing the general knowledge of Missourians regarding wise and safe investing.
Grantee:
Missouri Council on Economic Education
Title:
“St. Louis Economic Forum”
Duration:
October 1, 2011 – October 31, 2011
Amount:
$2,500
Summary:
This grant will allow the Missouri Securities Division to become a table sponsor at the St. Louis Economic Forum being hosted by the Missouri Council on Economic Education. As a table sponsor, the Division will be able to distribute investor education and protection materials to participants, including The Five Keys to Investing Success and Getting Help with Your Investments, on each table and at the staffed registration table at the entrance to the event.
Grantee:
Missouri Securities Division
Title:
“Missouri Investor Education and Protection: Missouri Investor Education and Protection: Enhanced Outreach/Promotions Campaign”
Duration:
August 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011
Amount:
$25,000
Summary:
The goal of this project is to provide Missourians with quality educational items as part of a larger, comprehensive program and to make that program more recognizable with a credible, more expansive profile. These items will drive Missourians to the Missouri Securities Division website as well as the Missouri Investor Protection Center website and serve as a reminder to call the toll free investor protection hotline before turning over their hard earned money for any investment.
Grantee:
Missouri Council on Economic Education
Title:
“St. Louis Economic Forum”
Duration:
September 1, 2010 – October 31, 2010
Amount:
$2,500
Summary:
This grant will allow the Missouri Securities Division to become a table sponsor at the St. Louis Economic Forum being hosted by the Missouri Council on Economic Education. As a table sponsor, the Division will be able to distibute investor education and protection materials to participants, including The Five Keys to Investing Success and Getting Help with Your Investments, on each table and at the staffed registration table at the entrance to the event.
Grantee:
Missouri Council on Economic Education
Title:
“Investor Education Outreach: Increasing Investor Education and Awareness through Seminars for Community Groups/Organizations and Online Investor Education”
Duration:
January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2011
Amount:
$70,500
Summary:
The goal of this project is to deliver investor education to Missourians via two delivery mechanisms: 1) free seminars for established community groups and organizations; and 2) dissemination of online educational materials through public libraries and other trusted sources of educational resources. The Grantee will provide investor education to more than 1,520 adults in 10 cities through 48 face-to-face investor education seminars. The Grantee will also partner with libraries to engage over 10,000 Missourians in online investor education.
Grantee:
University of Missouri - Columbia
Title:
“Missouri Investor Education and Protection: Identifying Needs and Providing Answers”
Duration:
February 1, 2007 – July 31, 2008
Amount:
$115,259
Summary:
The University of Missouri will work with the Missouri Securities Division to conduct a random sample survey of Missouri residents to identify those citizens most in need of investor education and protection and the issues that most concern them. The University of Missouri Extension will work with the Securities Division to conduct seminars using The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 as the cornerstone. They will also develop a brochure to be used by Extension to market the program as well as print, TV and radio ads to raise awareness of the program and the MO Securities Division.
Montana
Grantee:
Montana State Auditor’s Office
Title:
“Montana Investor Awareness Campaign: Securities Fraud—How to Smell a Rat”
Duration:
September 1, 2009 – May 31, 2010
Amount:
$80,000
Summary:
This comprehensive consumer education campaign will target adult Montanans in central, northeastern and southeastern Montana. This will be accomplished by holding 16 investor education events and 8 law enforcement/continuing legal education events. Consumer events will focus on recognizing and avoiding fraud, issues specific to the sandwich generation, and senior exploitation. The Auditor's Office will also hold events for local law enforcement, attorneys and senior adult protective service workers to help them detect and prevent securities fraud in their communities.
Grantee:
Montana State Auditor’s Office
Title:
“Montana Investor Awareness Campaign: Targeting the People the Con Artists Target”
Duration:
June 1, 2008 – October 31, 2008
Amount:
$160,000
Summary:
This comprehensive consumer education campaign will target adult Montanans throughout the state. This will be accomplished by holding 11 investor education main events at high profile locations in Montana’s largest cities and approximately 19 investor education satellite events in more remote communities. In addition, the program will include extensive distribution of the documentary "Fraud Under the Big Sky" which was funded by a previous IPT-IEF grant and will increase awareness of the "InvestSmart Montana" program and the materials available.
Grantee:
Montana State Auditor’s Office
Title:
“InvestSmart Montana: Documentary of a Fraud”
Duration:
May 1, 2007 – October 31, 2007
Amount:
$96,000
Summary:
The program will develop, script, shoot, and distribute a documentary about fraud in Montana. The video will be approximately 52–60 minutes long. The production will be created in such a fashion that Montana will be able to create three stand alone video segments, roughly fifteen minutes each that feature particular geographic areas in Montana relating to specific fraudulent activities that have recently occurred. Once developed, the documentary will be distributed to television stations for air and be made available to members of media and general public. The documentary will be rolled-out in conjunction with an Anti-Fraud Summit.
Grantee:
Montana State Auditor’s Office
Title:
“InvestSmart Montana-A Consumer Education Program”
Duration:
September 1, 2005 – November 30, 2005
Amount:
$80,000
Summary:
InvestSmart Montana-A Consumer Education Program is a four pronged approach to reach all Montana residents: 1) develop, launch and host interactive investor education website, 2) produce and air television public service announcements; 3) produce and distribute written InvestSmart Montana materials; and organize InvestSmart Montana seminars. The PSAs will be used to educate investors, promote the Auditor’s Office, and promote the InvestSmart Montana materials and seminars. The Montana State Auditor’s Office will use paid and donated airtime for saturation in the selected media markets.
Grantee:
Montana State Auditor’s Office
Title:
“Research, Project Development and Strategic Planning for a Comprehensive Montana Investor Education Outreach Project”
Duration:
August 1, 2005 – December 31, 2005
Amount:
$20,000
Summary:
The program has three elements: 1) develop and complete consumer research survey to determine what messages and messengers are most effective in terms of impacting investor behavior through an education campaign; 2) develop project logo and slogan and test effectiveness; and 3) develop a written plan for implementation of Montana Investor Education Campaign. With relevant statistical research providing the foundation, Montana State Auditor’s Office will develop a written plan for the implementation of a comprehensive Montana Investor Education Campaign. The components of the campaign, and the messages and messengers used in the campaign will be driven by the research data and focus group results.
Nebraska
Grantee:
NET Foundation for Television
Title:
“Smart Investing: A Nebraska Connects Project”
Duration:
July 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008
Amount:
$77,766
Summary:
Smart Investing is designed to improve basic investment literacy among both young adults just beginning to pursue investments and to help older Nebraskans avoid fraud. The Smart Investing program will: produce a one hour television, panel program, augmented with pre-produced video segments; to produce a second, one-hour television program with nationally respected financial advisor Chris Farrell; to launch a new six-month NET Radio emphasis on investment issues, also to feature a call-in program with Chris Farrell; to create a web page on the NET site that will give the project a long-term presence and provide a lasting source of information to users, including links to resources produced by the Investor Protection Trust; and to host promotional and outreach activities in Nebraska to drive viewers and listeners to these important new public information resources.
Grantee:
Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance
Title:
“Nebraska Investors’ Town Hall Meeting”
Duration:
February 1, 2007 – June 30, 2007
Amount:
$35,000
Summary:
The goal of the Investors’ Town Hall Meeting is to better educate 400–500 Nebraska senior citizens on how to make informed investment decisions. The Town Hall Meeting will provide a forum at which unbiased, educational investment-related information will be made available to Nebraska citizens, at no charge. The event will feature plenary sessions and a variety of breakout sessions. Each series of breakouts will offer three or four sessions focusing on a variety of investor education and protection topics. The Department will also conduct a train the trainer session using The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 after the Town Hall Meeting.
Nevada
Grantee:
Nevada Public Radio
Title:
“Increasing Investor Awareness and Access to Information in Southern Nevada”
Duration:
December 7, 2009 – March 7, 2010
Amount:
$41,280
Summary:
KNPR Radio will create investor education and protection radio messages to air on their network of stations in Southern Nevada. The goal of the project is to reach each target population of people living in rural Nevada have their awareness of the risks involved with investing and the availability of resources increased. They radio PSAs will direct people to the Nevada Secretary of State's Office. The station will deliver 13 weeks of airplay over 26 weeks.
New Hampshire
Grantee:
New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation
Title:
“New Hampshire PSA Investor Education and Protection Initiative”
Duration:
March 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012
Amount:
$75,000
Summary:
The Bureau intends to utilize the existing "I'm a Con Man" 30 second PSA television spots developed in 2010 in a follow up campaign to provide New Hampshire citizens with investor protection education. The objective is to reinforce the message to New Hampshire citizens that fraud perpetrators are targeting them and how the services provided by the Bureau can protect them. Investors would be encouraged to contact the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation prior to investing through any advisor or broker and to verify the legitimacy of any investment. The distribution strategy is to air the television PSAs on WMUR (ABC affiliate) and the primary New Hampshire television station. This station, being the only major New Hampshire television station, reaches a vast majority of New Hampshire citizens. In addition, the PSAs will be distributed through cable outlets including Comcast who will air during carefully selected TV programming targeting programs popular with seniors.
Grantee:
New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation
Title:
“Public Service Announcement Initiative”
Duration:
March 1, 2010 – August 31, 2010
Amount:
$50,000
Summary:
Grantee will modify the New Mexico "I’m a Con Man" 30 second PSA television spots and the 60 second radio spots in a focused campaign to provide investor protection education to New Hampshire citizens. This goal is to help New Hampshire citizens recognize and avoid investment fraud. Investors would be encouraged to contact the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation prior to investing through any advisor or broker and to verify the legitimacy of any investment. PSAs will be placed on a primary TV outlet (Channel 9 ABC), major radio stations and local community cable outlets throughout New Hampshire.
New Jersey
Grantee:
New Jersey Bureau of Securities
Title:
“New Jersey Investor Education Program”
Duration:
November 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010
Amount:
$29,500
Summary:
The New Jersey Bureau of Securities' goal is to educate New Jersey investors through programs designed to develop a high level of investor education. The ultimate goal has been and remains to be an outreach to a wide spectrum of investors. This continued outreach is achievable by distributing educational guides and providing access to the website scam game. These and other educational materials make it possible for the Bureau to present information to investors through representatives at libraries, resource rooms, schools, police academies, clubs or other programs and organizations.
Grantee:
New Jersey Bureau of Securities, Texas State Securities Board and California Department of Corporations
Title:
“Translation of Salute to Smart Investing into Spanish”
Duration:
July 15, 2009 – September 30, 2009
Amount:
$24,500
Summary:
The project will translate the 28-page A Salute to Smart Investing Guide into Spanish, produce it, and distribute it to military personnel and their families who speak Spanish. The guide will include the same topics as A Salute to Smart Investing, which was originally developed by NJBOS with IPT funding. The Spanish version will be a direct translation of the English version of the guide. Information includes: financial security through investing; military investment programs; education on investment products appropriate for service men and women and their life situation; investor sales fraud and scams that target the military and how to spot and avoid them.
Grantee:
New Jersey Bureau of Securities
Title:
“New Jersey Investor Education and Protection Program”
Duration:
September 1, 2005 – September 31, 2006
Amount:
$138,050
Summary:
The New Jersey Bureau of Securities will undertake a multi-pronged statewide effort to reach seniors, adults and teenagers with investor education and protection messages. Outreach methods include: radio and TV public service announcements (PSAs), billboard advertising, direct mail to seniors, Consumer University for teens, and an interactive investor protection website. In addition, they will utilize and distribute printed investor education mini-guides. The outreach will also serve to increase awareness of the New Jersey Bureau of Securities and the services they provide to New Jersey investors.
New Mexico
Grantee:
Focus Foundation
Title:
investor education and protection components of “Focus on the Future”
Duration:
August 1, 2009 – May 31, 2010
Amount:
$76,700
Summary:
Focus on the Future is a 14 week Financial Education Web Show for high school seniors and college students, which addresses personal finance management including saving and investing. The curriculum is based on "The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020." The 14 week program will be available for viewing through the Focus website. Each of the weekly programs will be 45 minutes in length, and will cover the basics of saving and investing, personal finance, banking, credit, insurance, budgeting, borrowing and lending, investor protection, and financial planning.
Grantee:
Focus Foundation
Title:
investor education and protection components of “The 3rd Annual Lt. Governor’s Summit on Financial Education”
Duration:
February 1, 2009 – April 30, 2009
Amount:
$35,900
Summary:
The New Mexico Securities Division and the Focus Foundation will host the "Summit on Financial Education" in cooperation with the Investor Protection Trust, AARP New Mexico and The New Mexico Coalition for Financial Education. The summit will deliver a direct-involvement consumer education conference to older investors, pre-retirees, potential investors, New Mexico Employers and New Mexico college students. The Summit will feature 14 breakout sessions that will include key elements of the Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing and will involve volunteers from AARP New Mexico, AARP staff, the New Mexico Securities Division staff, the Focus Foundation, members of the New Mexico Coalition for Financial Education and community partners from throughout the state.
Grantee:
Focus Foundation
Title:
“Affinity Fraud: Preying on Those Who Pray”
Duration:
November 1, 2006 – October 31, 2007
Amount:
$30,000
Summary:
The proposed program will develop and conduct affinity fraud awareness seminars at various ethnic, religious, and civic organizations. The presentations will provide in-depth investment fraud protection and basic investor education on the mechanics of affinity fraud and protective steps that can be taken by investors. The program has received the endorsement of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the New Mexico Conference of Methodist Churches.
Grantee:
New Mexico Project for Financial Literacy, Inc.
Title:
“Women in Transition”
Duration:
January 1, 2006 – June 30, 2006
Amount:
$30,000
Summary:
The New Mexico Project for Financial Literacy, Inc., in conjunction with the New Mexico Securities Division, will conduct 24 Saturday morning workshops in New Mexico towns and cities between January 2006 and June 2006. These workshops will provide in depth investor education and protection for Women in Transition such as women who are divorced, widowed, victims of spousal abuse, or inexperienced in managing their own financial affairs. Each two and one half hour workshop will adhere to a curriculum that is to be structured into two segments: The Basics of Investing and Frauds and Scams.
Grantee:
Focus Foundation
Title:
investor education and protection components of “Focus on the Future”
Duration:
August 1, 2009 – May 31, 2010
Amount:
$76,700
Summary:
Focus on the Future is a 14 week Financial Education Web Show for high school seniors and college students, which addresses personal finance management including saving and investing. The curriculum is based on "The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020." The 14 week program will be available for viewing through the Focus website. Each of the weekly programs will be 45 minutes in length, and will cover the basics of saving and investing, personal finance, banking, credit, insurance, budgeting, borrowing and lending, investor protection, and financial planning.
North Carolina
Grantee:
Progress Through Business
Title:
“Investor Education in Your Workplace™ North Carolina”
Duration:
December 1, 2010 – August 31, 2011
Amount:
$137,450
Summary:
This program seeks to generate demonstrable, practical, and measurable improvements to employee investment knowledge and behavior, using proven employee online investor education programs implemented by employers as the means to improving investor knowledge and behavior. Leveraging success in Wisconsin, this program will seek to further establish the workplace as an appropriate environment for improving adult investment literacy by providing 2,500 credit union employees a proven online investor education program delivered through their employers. The program will work as follows: 1.) All participating employees will be pre-tested to determine their baseline of investor knowledge, attitudes, and behavior, 2.) Participants will then be provided 10 hours of online investor education, and then post-tested to show changes in knowledge, attitudes, and behavior.
Grantee:
Bay Area Video Coalition
Title:
“When Babies Go Bad, Investors Get Cleaned”
Duration:
July 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011
Amount:
$295,000
Summary:
A video project that will use information that will emerge during a hearing into the alleged misconduct of a major investment firm to examine and expose some of the perils that even relatively sophisticated investors face when dealing with licensed investment professionals. The video information garnered from this project will be repurposed in multiple video forms including (but not limited to), a 30-minute documentary suitable for broadcast; a series of Web-friendly investor education pieces that would include text articles and/or explanations that describe each segment so that users can understand the lessons they should learn; and be the focus of a 30-minute segment on “MoneyTrack”. The documentary will be made available to PBS stations nationally the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA-Public Television distributor) with a strong emphasis on North Carolina.
North Dakota
Grantee:
North Dakota Securities Department
Title:
“Invest North Dakota Teacher Academy”
Duration:
August 7, 2008 – December 31, 2010
Amount:
$275,000
Summary:
The annual Academy will bring together 150 teachers for 4 days and include 30 hours of class time in each of three years. Twenty business, professional, and educational leaders will conduct training and informational sessions on topics including asset allocation and fraud. The Academy will train North Dakota teachers to effecively include investor education and protection in their classrooms as well as provide the teachers with ready-to-use curriculums.
Oklahoma
Grantee:
Oklahoma Corporation for Investor Education
Title:
“InvestEd™—Students Tracking and Researching the Stock Market”
Duration:
July 1, 2005 – January 31, 2006
Amount:
$110,000
Summary:
The Oklahoma Corporation for Investor Education (OCIE) will deliver an innovative, online investment education program called the InvestEd™-Students Tracking and Researching the Stock Market. The InvestEd™-Students Tracking and Researching the Stock Market will draw upon several core academic subjects while teaching the importance of long-term investing by requiring students to research stocks, gain an understanding of why the market behaves as it does, track long-term portfolio performance and prepare a final, written report describing this process, what they have learned and the final outcome. Specifically designed investor training for teachers will be provided through one week InvestEd™ Summer Teacher’s Institutes and through eight additional one-day workshops throughout the school year. This training will equip them with the knowledge they need to incorporate the InvestEd™—Students Tracking and Researching the Stock Market in their classrooms.
Oregon
Grantee:
Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities
Title:
“Take Charge, Protect Your Money”
Duration:
February 1, 2010 – May 31, 2010
Amount:
$212,000
Summary:
he campaign consists of a series of informational messages aired on television stations as a follow up to a series of six forums that are being conducted in communities throughout the state. This campaign will also reach out to underserved individuals in the Hispanic community through media and grassroots outlets. The media campaign will incorporate four key elements: media schedules on English language television stations throughout Oregon, the translation of those PSAs into Spanish, internet banners and leaderboard advertising and a custom splash page hosting archived television messages.
Pennsylvania
Grantee:
Progress Through Business
Title:
“Investor Education in Your Workplace™ Pennsylvania”
Duration:
June 1, 2010 – February 28, 2011
Amount:
$112,000
Summary:
This program will provide 2,500 credit union employees from approximately 20 credit unions with a proven online investor education program delivered through their employers. The program will work as follows: 1.) All participating employees will be pre-tested to determine their baseline of investor knowledge, attitudes, and behavior, 2.) Participants will then be provided 10 hours of online investor education, and then post-tested to show changes in knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. This program was originally piloted in Wisconsin as the "Making Measurable Improvements to Employee Investment Behavior Through Investor Education" program.
Grantee:
Pennsylvania Jump$tart Coalition
Title:
“Investor Education PA”
Duration:
November 1, 2004 – December 31, 2005
Amount:
$187,860
Summary:
First, three “Money Counts” conferences will be held in the spring of 2005 at universities throughout the Commonwealth. Each will be offered as day-long seminars for teachers and other youth educators and will feature a variety of investor education sessions. Sessions will cover such topics as investing basics, avoiding scams, identity theft, and the importance of teaching young people about these topics. Second, the Commission and its partners will conduct a “Money Still Counts” follow-up program for teachers that attended the April 2004 Money Counts workshop in Pittsburgh, PA. Third, the “Consumer University Program” will provide investor presentations for teens. The program will teach teens the time value of money, showing them how the money they mindlessly spend today can be invested to translate into tomorrow’s dollars, and emphasize that time value opportunity is greatest in one’s youth.
South Carolina
Grantee:
Office of the South Carolina Attorney General
Title:
“Avoiding Investment Fraud-Seminars for South Carolina Investors”
Duration:
February 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012
Amount:
$15,000
Summary:
The program will hold 12 seminars across South Carolina over 12 months in an effort to reach 2,000-5,000 South Carolina investors. The messages will be primarily targeted to seniors and will focus on issues related to investor fraud. They will also target professionals who routinely interact with seniors in South Carolina. They will utilize public locations such as libraries and colleges to hold the seminars.
Grantee:
Office of the South Carolina Attorney General
Title:
“Check It Out Before Investing”
Duration:
March 1, 2007 – February 29, 2008
Amount:
$80,000
Summary:
The “Check It Out Before Investing” program will develop several radio and television PSAs encouraging South Carolina residents to verify brokers and securities prior to investing. The PSAs will direct viewers and listeners to the South Carolina Attorney General’s website and toll free number for more information. The PSAs will be distributed through a partnership with the South Carolina Broadcasters Association (SCBA) and their Non-Commercial Sustaining Announcement program (NCSA). Through the NCSA, SCBA member and non-member stations will be encouraged to give the PSAs prominent placement and strong repetition.
South Dakota
Grantee:
South Dakota Division of Securities
Title:
“How to Create Financial Independence by Understanding Five Principles of Investing”
Duration:
August 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013
Amount:
$32,000
Summary:
How to Create Financial Independence by Understanding Five Principles of Investing. Providing high school seniors of South Dakota the opportunity to build a foundation for financial independence by researching and communicating their understanding of knowledge gained through a written essay focusing on 5 components: 1) Mutual Fund vs. Variable Annuity; 2) Using a financial calculator, illustrate how you can obtain $1,000,000 by the age of 65; 3) What does it mean to have a diversified portfolio?; 4) Explain two types of investment fraud and 5) Discuss the differences between a securities broker-dealer and a securities investment adviser. Participation will be available to all seniors in SD high schools. A poster with rules will be distributed to each high school principal. The Principal will announce this contest to the students and teachers and post the rules. Every senior will be allowed to write an essay and choose a Sponsor-Teacher. Each essay will have an entry card as well as an attached survey completed by the student which the Sponsor-Teacher will verify. Any SD high school teacher is eligible to participate as a Sponsor-Teacher.
Grantee:
South Dakota Division of Securities
Title:
“How to Create Financial Independence by Understanding Five Principles of Investing”
Duration:
July 1, 2005 – April 30, 2011
Amount:
$141,281
Summary:
This grant program is in year four of an essay contest for South Dakota high school seniors focusing on five components: the value of diversification; investment products and risk; understanding interest; how to choose a broker and an investment advisor; and asking students to discuss their financial plan to obtain $1,000,000 or more by age 65. Every senior will be allowed to write an essay and choose a Sponsor-Teacher.
Texas
Grantee:
Houston BBB Education Foundation
Title:
“Texas Elder Financial Exploitation Summit”
Duration:
March 1, 2012 – September 31, 2012
Amount:
$7,500
Summary:
The goal of this summit is a call to action for Texans highlighting the explosion of consumer frauds, investment scams and exploitation targeting seniors. A multidisciplinary line-up of experts will share information and best practices on the prevention and detection intervention of elder financial abuse. The target audience is consumers, law enforcement, medical professionals, and other professionals working with the elderly. Continuing education units will be available for social workers, nurses, and attorneys. This event will be promoted across the state utilizing various agency and group list serves and networking lists. A flyer/brochure will be developed to distribute at community meetings such as the Elder Services Provider Network and AARP meetings. The attendance goal is 300.
Grantee:
Texas State Securities Board
Title:
“Investigate Before You Invest: Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Campaign”
Duration:
November 1, 2011 – May 31, 2012
Amount:
$188,300
Summary:
The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) will customize three "I'm A Con Artist" :30 second television spots and three :60 second radio spots with Texas information. In addition, they will produce three new Spanish "I'm A Con Artist" :30 second television spots and customize one :60 second radio spot in Spanish. The TSSB will also partner with the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) to participate in their Non-Commercial Sustaining Announcement (NCSA) Program. The duplication and distribution of the television and radio PSAs will be through the NCSA Program, in which member and non-member television and radio stations voluntarily donate airtime to state governmental agencies. With the NCSA Program, each $1 paid into the program will yield a value of at least $3 of purchased airtime. The PSAs will promote investigating before investing to avoid being taken in an investment scam.
Grantee:
University of Texas at Austin
Title:
“Bevonomics”
Duration:
October 1, 2010 – May 31, 2013
Amount:
$32,752
Summary:
The Office of Student Financial Services at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) has developed a series of financial education workshops for the entire university community. The series of workshops is called "Bevonomics." The program was piloted during the spring of 2009. Through the McCombs School of Business, the program is expanding to include additional workshops focused on empowering students to make informed investment decisions. Four additional 1- to 2-hour workshops will be offered during the coming three academic years: (1) Understanding Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds, (2) Investing for Life and (3) Understanding Employee Benefits. This proposal covers the development of the workshops and presentation of the workshops over three academic years.
Grantee:
Readers Are Leaders Foundation
Title:
“Investment Fraud Awareness Program for Adults and Youth in Greater Houston and Surrounding Areas”
Duration:
December 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010
Amount:
$50,000
Summary:
This program promotes investor education in Texas schools and has three main components: an in paper education and awareness campaign, an online education and awareness campaign and an in classroom education campaign. The in paper element includes two large space available ads. The online element includes banner ads on the Chronicle in Education website and space available ads on the Houston Chronicle website. The in classroom element includes distribution of The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 as well as Houston Chronicle eEdition licenses. One of the main goals of the program is to promote the NASAA Fraud Scene Investigation website to teachers, students and the general public.
Grantee:
Texas State Securities Board
Title:
“Investigate Before You Invest! PSA Campaign”
Duration:
December 1, 2008 – May 31, 2009
Amount:
$165,900
Summary:
To work with the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) to produce, distribute and air investor education and protection radio and television PSAs through the Non-Commercial Sustaining Announcement Program of the TAB. The PSAs will be aired on 368 television and 954 radio stations. Texas will use the Kansas "Billy" spots for the TV PSAs. The radio PSAs will include topics such as Start Investing Early, Choosing a Broker, Be Cautious, etc.
Grantee:
Baylor College of Medicine
Title:
“Preventing Financial Fraud in Vulnerable Older Adults”
Duration:
March 1, 2008 – December 31, 2009
Amount:
$199,887
Summary:
Baylor College of Medicine proposes to use existing scientific work as the underpinnings of an investor education training program for clinicians. The focus is on raising doctors’ level of clinical suspicion about potential investor fraud when they see a patient with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Upon inquiring about the patient’s management of his/her investments, clinicians can refer the individual for further neuropsych testing or to a Professional Geriatric Care Manager (PGCM) with expertise in assisting people in the area of managing their investments. This project has wide-ranging implications, as it offers investor education to prevent elder investment fraud (EIF) using the expertise of nationally recognized persons in the field of aging, neuropsychology, elder abuse, the economics of aging, and investor education/investment fraud prevention.
Grantee:
Texas State Securities Board
Title:
“Investigate Before You Invest!”
Duration:
May 1, 2006 – April 30, 2007
Amount:
$236,593
Summary:
Investigate Before You Invest! is a multifaceted campaign designed to educate Texans about the basics of investing in securities and detection and prevention of fraud. The program will take place throughout 2006 and include: 1) public school investor education pilot project that will customize existing curriculums to impact Texas high school teachers and students; 2) production and dissemination of radio and television PSAs to run in March, April and May; 3) a series of investor education events; 4) development of new turnkey website; 5) enhancement of the office’s trade show booth exhibit and participation in exhibits across the State; 6) development of displays to be used at senior centers; and 7) translation of existing Securities Board materials into Spanish.
Utah
Grantee:
Utah Division of Securities
Title:
“Consumer Education Summits”
Duration:
April 1, 2005 – April 30, 2006
Amount:
$30,000
Summary:
The Utah Division of Securities, in conjunction with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection, Utah Attorney General, and AARP Utah, will conduct a series of Consumer Education Summits to educate seniors and younger citizens about the issues of securities fraud and investment education, identity theft, charitable solicitations, and mail/telephone solicitations. The Utah Division of Securities will hold 20-30 events by April 2006 including several on Native American reservations within the state. The summits will range in size from 10 people (in rural Utah) to 200 people (in Salt Lake City).
Vermont
Grantee:
Vermont Public Television
Title:
investor education and protection components of “Making $ense New England”
Duration:
September 1, 2009 – August 31, 2010
Amount:
$37,500
Summary:
Utilizing a series of half-hour television programs, the web, as well as a multi-sited outreach program, Vermont Public Television, New Hampshire Public Television and Maine Public Broadcasting Network, will provide vital information on investor education and protection, as well as general financial literacy and information on the economic resources of the three states, to thousands of viewers and web visitors, as well as scores of workshop attendees. The project will also address a number of underserved demographic segments: the unemployed and underemployed, rural populations, those with low to moderate incomes, and elder viewers, including retirees, who are a significant segment of the viewership. The project will also include no-cost workshops at multiple locations.
Virginia
Grantee:
Virginia Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
Title:
“2009 Virginia Financial Literacy Summit”
Duration:
June 1, 2009 – October 15, 2009
Amount:
$8,500
Summary:
Wise and safe investing is a key component of a student’s financial education. The Virginia Jump$tart Coalition has made investing the focus of the 2009 Virginia Financial Literacy Summit and will bring syndicated financial columnist Michelle Singletary to share her insights on investor education and protection as the summit keynote speaker.
Grantee:
Hampton University
Title:
“Hampton Roads Investors' Town Hall Meeting”
Duration:
May 1, 2007 – December 31, 2007
Amount:
$42,900
Summary:
The Investor Town Hall Meeting is a one day event to be held in Fall 2007 designed to equip 300–400 African American investors in southern Virginia with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed investment decisions and avoid investment fraud. The event will include a keynote address by a nationally recognized financial speaker and breakout sessions covering investment topics such as spotting investment fraud, the basics of investing, and the average investor.
Grantee:
Virginia Division of Securities
Title:
“Investors’ Town Hall Meeting”
Duration:
February 1, 2006 – December 31, 2006
Amount:
$39,425
Summary:
The Virginia Division of Securities will put on an Investors’ Town Hall Meeting for 500 people in Northern Virginia in Fall 2006. The Investors’ Town Hall Meeting will begin with a general session including a brief introduction by the Securities Administrator followed by a keynote speaker. Two series of breakout sessions will follow, each lasting one hour. Each series of breakouts will offer three or four sessions focusing on a variety of investor education and protection topics.
West Virginia
Grantee:
West Virginia Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy
Title:
investor education and protection components of “Finance University”
Duration:
January 1, 2006 - July 30, 2006
Amount:
$25,228
Summary:
Finance University is a multi-day training session for 60 WV teachers. The program includes lectures and workshops on financial literacy and investor education topics designed to give them the tools they need to teach the subjects in their classrooms. Investor education topics include: Diversity in Investing, US Treasuries, Avoiding Investment Scams, Investment Management, Mutual Funds, and Investing for College. The West Virginia Jump$tart Coalition will also host the Investor Education @ your library seminar at the event for participating teachers.
Wisconsin
Grantee:
Center on Business and Poverty
Title:
“Making Measurable Improvements to Employee Investment Behavior Through Investor Education Expansion”
Duration:
March 1, 2010 – February 28, 2011
Amount:
$53,000
Summary:
Grantee will expand an existing IEF grant program entitled "Making Measurable Improvements to Employee Investment Behavior through Investor Education." The Grantee will recruit 20 credit union employees from the 4,000+ enrolled in the existing grant program to receive an additional 50 hours of online investor education. Upon completion and achievement of a passing score, each of the 20 participating credit union employees will then deliver non-commercial, online, 5-hour investor education programs to up to 200 individuals through community groups, employers, and schools. As with the initial program, all participants will be pre and post-tested to show changes in knowledge.
Grantee:
Center on Business and Poverty
Title:
“Making Measurable Improvements to Employee Investment Behavior Through Investor Education”
Duration:
April 1, 2009 – September 30, 2010
Amount:
$200,000
Summary:
The Center on Business and Poverty, Inc. will partner with the Wisconsin Credit Union League, the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy, Precision Information, publisher of the Educated Investor™ family of products, along with other businesses and non-profits to enroll 4,000+ financial institution employees in the Educated Investor University (“EIU”). The EIU is a proven, cost-effective online investment education program that has been successfully used in a similar effort with over 2,500 credit union employees throughout the country. This project will build off that success in a scalable and replicable manner while demonstrating quantitatively how changes in investment knowledge impact investment behavior.
Grantee:
Asset Builders of America, Inc.
Title:
“Communities Learning to Invest and Mobilize for Business (CLIMB)”
Duration:
January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2006
Amount:
$55,000
Summary:
CLIMB will bring investor education to low and moderate income people in Milwaukee, WI through investment clubs, curriculum, in person trainings and a robust investor website. CLIMB will partner with trusted community organizations to enroll low- and moderate-income individuals in investment clubs and provide hands-on investment training through the stock selection and portfolio management process. CLIMB members will acquire solid research, reasoning and investment decision-making skills. Such individuals will be more able to protect themselves from securities fraud, while at the same time contributing to the rational workings of the stock market. The lessons that CLIMB participants learn will be portable: club members can continue the investment and wealth-building process using the education they received as a CLIMB club member even outside the CLIMB environment.
Grantee:
Wisconsin Council on Economic Education
Title:
“Stock Market Simulation”
Duration:
August 2005 – May 2006
Amount:
$20,000
Summary:
The Wisconsin Council on Economic Education will deliver the Stock Market Simulation to K-12 students and teachers in Wisconsin. Through the Stock Market Simulation, student teams invest imaginary money and manage their investments to increase their portfolio value. They compete for small cash awards, and, a possible trip to New York City. Prior to using the Simulation, teachers are required to participate in a teacher-training workshop, where they learn how to use the Simulation, how to use the accompanying curriculum materials, and how to understand the securities markets.