Support The Foundation

As a non-profit corporation operating independently of The IFO exclusively for research and educational purposes, The Foundation is funded by voluntary contributions from IFO members, service providers, and supporting organizations. Donate through our e-form now or in our shopping cart below.


What Your Contributions Support

Research Projects

The Institute of Financial Operations delivers exclusive thought leadership to help organizations and financial operations professionals create and sustain a competitive advantage. Covering a wide range of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and information management/data capture topics, our whitepapersexecutive reports, and research studies provide actionable insights and strategies for best practices.

Your contributions fund our research projects, and enable us to provide downloadable research free to IFO members.  To find out more about The Institute's thought leadership, go to

Educational Opportunities

The Financial Operations Leadership Academy is a comprehensive educational, networking, and leadership development program for the most promising up-and-coming professionals in the field. The rigorous, nine-month curriculum combines existing IFO offerings with innovative learning experiences offered exclusively to Academy incumbents.

By identifying, uniting and developing leaders from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, the Leadership Academy is dedicated to helping individuals in the financial operations field advance in their careers and become leaders both within their organizations and within the profession as a whole.

Our aim is to increase awareness of professional best practices, trends, research and issues; give participants the knowledge and the tools to become more productive, efficient and accurate in carrying out their responsibilities; and more effective in leading their teams.

The Leadership Academy is also a way to develop leaders within the financial operations profession, individuals who will be advocates and ambassadors for the profession and who will advance the profession by promoting the highest standards and industry best practices.

Your contributions provide scholarship opportunities to send the brightest in financial operations through this extensive educational program to inspire active involvement and encourage greater responsibility for the purpose of strengthening the profession for today and tomorrow.

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Grants and Awards

The Foundation also awards academic grants to support students and encourage ongoing education in financial operations through its Leadership Academy.  Contact The Foundation today to find out more. 

Ways You Can Provide Financial Support


As a financial operations professional and member of The IFO, you are firmly committed to yourself and the profession. Showcase your commitment to the profession today through a donation to The Foundation.

Your donation can support dozens of studies conducted annually, as well as ongoing leadership education

Matching Gifts Program

You can often increase the value of your contribution to The Foundation through a corporate matching gifts program. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation operating exclusively for research and educational purposes. As such, it may be eligible for matching and sometimes doubling grants under many corporate contribution programs. If your company has a matching gifts program, please send your company's matching gift application form along with your contribution.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Designate your donation to a particular project or initiative. Learn more about our Sponsorship Opportunities.

Planned Giving

Interested in making a contribution through estate planning or bequests? Please contact

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