In 2020, Next Gen Personal Finance announced the creation of the Financial Equity and Empowerment (FEE) Grant as part of our commitment to increase access to financial education within communities serving majority Black and Brown students. Our ideal partners are the largest U.S. public school systems who share our commitment to increasing financial capability in their students. Resource constraints should NOT be the reason students don’t have proper financial education.


While 1 in 9 students outside Guarantee States 1 will take a standalone Personal Finance course prior to graduation, this number dips significantly among students in schools with 75%+ Black and Brown students.

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In schools with 75%+ Black and Brown student population, only

1 in 14

students were guaranteed to take a standalone Personal Finance course prior to graduation.

To combat this problem, NGPF commits to partnering with districts and investing


into the largest diverse high school districts in America to help build financial capability and institutional support.

FEE Grant Programmatic Details

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Approximately $125,000 annually for 3 years to fund the position of a dedicated Personal Finance Specialist employed by the district


Ongoing 1:1 support to the Personal Finance Specialist and district in creating PD sessions, programs, resources, newsletters, and more throughout the lifetime of the grant


Regular meetings with all Personal Finance Specialists to share best practices, resources and ideas to further the initiative


Comprehensive Personal Finance curriculum and professional development at no cost to the district

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NGPF FEE Grant recipients as of 2023

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Milwaukee Public Schools

Marti Diaz

Financial Literacy Mentor Teacher
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Miami-Dade Public Schools

Ebony Davis

Curriculum Support Specialist
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Prince George’s County Public Schools

Susan Bistransin

Financial Education and Empowerment Coordinator
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Nevada Public Schools

Sheila Salehian

Financial Literacy Consultant
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Denver Public Schools

Tiffany Askins

K-12 Financial Literacy Specialist

Jordan Grant recipients

Financial Equity and Empowerment (FEE) Grant recipients supported by the 2022 Jordan grant include the Fund for Public Schools, which supports New York City Public Schools; Philadelphia Financial Scholars, which supports public high schools in Philadelphia; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools; Fulton County Schools (Atlanta, Ga.); Guilford County Schools (Greensboro, N.C.); and Detroit Public Schools Community District.

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Fund for Public Schools (NY)

Marsha Iverson

Personal Finance Specialist
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Philadelphia Financial Scholars (PA)

Danielle Hernandez

Program Director
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Crystal Shue

Economic and Personal Finance (EPF) Specialist
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Fulton County Schools (Atlanta, Ga.)

Addie Taylor

Program Specialist-Personal Finance
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Guilford County Schools (Greensboro, N.C.)

Miche Franken

Personal Financial Literacy Coordinator
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Detroit Public Schools Community District

Gregory Evans

Social Studies Curriculum Leader
Grant Bottom Line
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FEE Grant applicants are currently selected on an invite-only basis. We are currently identifying and reaching out to school districts that we feel are good fits for the grant. If you would like to learn more and believe your school district qualifies for future funding, please contact Tori Mansfield at


1 Guarantee state (23 as of September 1st, 2023: AL, CT, FL, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, OH, OR, RI, SC, TN, UT, WV, VA) are states that guarantee financial education for all high school students prior to graduation