The Foundation for Financial Service Professionals is a charitable organization created to foster research, education and ethical practices among financial service professionals to benefit the public. It was established in 1982 by the leadership of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

Guided by its mission, the Foundation is committed to both educational and community outreach projects, including:

  • Paul S. Mills Scholarship to encourage ongoing professional development among financial service practitioners
  • Journal Author Award to advance scholarly research and writing in financial services
  • Financial Education Partners™ to provide pro bono financial counseling to individuals in need
  • American Business Ethics Award to recognize ethical practices in the American business marketplace
  • Survivors' Guide to provide victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and the 2005 hurricanes with financial information and resources
  • Retirement Planning for Baby Boomers to offer guidance and information to address baby boomers' concerns about financial security as the move toward retirement

In October 2007, the Foundation was recognized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with its "Making A Difference" Award for making "an enormous difference to hundreds of people living with multiple sclerosis," according to Nancy Law, National MS Society Executive Vice President.

Earlier in 2007, the Foundation received the Associations Advance America Award of Excellence. These awards build on a tradition of philanthropy first recognized by President George Bush in 1989 with the awarding of the prestigious C-Flag for the Foundation's AIDS Education Campaign.