“We’re proud of our grantees achievements over the years. In 2017, we took a deep look at how Moody’s Foundation could play a more effective role by sharpening its focus.”
Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Moody’s Corporation 
 President, Moody's Foundation

Open the door to a brighter future

We believe that knowledge fuels opportunity. Moody's is a global integrated risk assessment firm with a mission to provide trusted insights and standards that help decision-makers act with confidence. Our approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is rooted in that same belief. We seek to empower people with the knowledge, resources and confidence they need to create a better future.

Moody’s Foundation supports organizations with demonstrated success in one of our focus areas.

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Grant Giving Guidelines

General Assessment

Moody’s Foundation donates to organizations that are organized and operated for charitable purposes equivalent to the US IRS code 501(c)(3) (or an international equivalent designation) and are aligned with Moody’s Foundation focus areas. In addition, Moody’s Foundation assess eligibility around a set of criteria, which includes but is not limited to:

Insights from this overall process guided us to develop a global CSR strategy that not only responds to the issues our company and stakeholders care about most but also helps us apply our expertise and resources effectively and achieve greater impact. Across all these areas, Moody’s values of diversity and inclusion serve as a lens through which to evaluate our CSR efforts and investments.

Tax Designation

Moody’s Foundation supports organizations that have tax effective charitable status in the United States (501(c)(3)organization) or organizations outside the United States with international equivalent charitable status. All eligible organizations must have full-time, paid and professional management. To ensure only those charities in good standing with the local tax authorities are included in our database, Moody’s sources the lists from:

To further identify eligible charities, Moody’s Foundation utilizes The National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) classification system for non-profit organizations, which provides the option to filter causes based on the broad range of their activities, including health, human services, arts and culture, education, research, and advocacy, among others.


Moody’s Foundation does not fund:

Other restrictions may apply as determined by Moody’s Foundation Board of Directors.

[1] The Moody’s Foundation will not support organizations that engage in unlawful discrimination (including harassment because of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law). 

Eligibility Quiz and Letters of Interest

Moody’s Foundation invites you to take our eligibility quiz to assess whether your project is eligible for funding. Successful organizations will be provided with an invitation code to submit a letter of interest. Letters of interest may be submitted at anytime to Moody’s Foundation. Please allow up to four (4) weeks for your submission to be reviewed. Email or mailed letters of interest will not be considered.

Regretfully, Moody’s Foundation is unable to respond to unsolicited requests.