MassMutual Foundation

    The MassMutual Foundation strives to broaden economic opportunity for America’s youth and their families. Nationally, we invest in financial education for middle and high school students. In Springfield, Mass. we invest in anchor institutions that are crucial to the vibrancy of Springfield.

    Foundation Focus

    Locally, we focus on supporting anchor institutions that promote Springfield as a vibrant destination to live, learn, and work. Anchor institution investments are proactively determined and enhance economic opportunity by building a successful education ecosystem and strengthening the city of Springfield.

    Nationally, we focus on financial education. Our investments aim to increase the financial knowledge and capability of over two million middle and high school students by 2020 with our FutureSmartSM program, as well as through local partnerships in the cities where we operate: Boston, Enfield, Memphis, Phoenix and Springfield.  By beginning the conversation with students early, we help them learn the importance of savings, staying in school, going to college, career planning, and how each has a profound impact on their future financial success.

    Signature Investments

    MassMutual Foundation makes key signature investments in addition to its local grantmaking.

    FutureSmartSM is a $20 million commitment that will impact the financial education of more than two million students by 2020. This national middle and high school financial education program challenges young leaders to take steps toward financial wellness for themselves, their families and their communities.

    Interactive events at NBA affiliate arenas around the country reach ten thousand students annually.  The FutureSmartSM digital classroom-based financial education curriculum will enable MassMutual to reach two million students by 2020.


    The MassMutual Foundation is investing $15 million in UMass over 10 years in support of two initiatives:

    • The creation of the MassMutual Foundation/UMass Springfield Center for Training in Cybersecurity will help make the UMass Center in Springfield a destination for education and training in this high demand field. The program addresses a regional talent development need and provides a significant economic development benefit in creating a cybersecurity hub in Springfield.
    • Our support of the UMass Center for Data Science in Amherst aims to make UMass Amherst a destination for data science, a hub for research, education and industrial outreach—creating critical mass in the Pioneer Valley on this topic

    Apply for Funding

    Signature Investments and Local Grants are proactively identified and proposals are solicited by invitation only.

    Please note that, although the MassMutual Foundation does not fund sponsorships, MassMutual does provide limited sponsorships for select local events hosted by Anchor institutions that enhance economic opportunity by building a successful education ecosystem and strengthening the city of Springfield. Sponsorships are proactively identified and considered by invitation only.

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