WHAT WE DO:
The Investor Protection Trust (IPT) is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. The primary mission of IPT is to provide independent, objective information needed by consumers to make informed investment decisions. Founded in 1993 as part of a multi-state settlement, IPT serves as an independent source of unbiased and non-commercial investor education. The IPT works directly with the state securities regulators on statewide, local and community investor education initiatives. IPT operates programs under its own auspices and uses grants to underwrite important initiatives carried out by other organizations.
The IPT accepted its first grant Letter of Inquiry under its Investor Education Fund in October 2004 and has since awarded more than 100 grants including state grants, multi-year grant extensions and multi-state/national grants totaling more than $17 million dollars. Each of these grant programs reaches out to segments of the American population with investor education and protection messages, including educating teachers and students about the essential basics of saving and investing, encouraging older Americans to verify investment products before they buy, and helping military familities become financially prepared for deployment, buying a home, minimizing taxes, holding down insurance costs and avoiding investment schemes that too often target military familities.
The IPT is dedicated to providing the information Americans need to invest wisely for their long-term personal financial security.
WHAT WE OFFER:
The IPT has a variety of initiatives aimed at educating and protecting investors, including The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 (IE 2020) teaching guide, which was redesigned and re-released in April 2010, the Investor Education in Your Community® program, The Campaign for Wise and Safe Investing®, the Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program and the PBS TV show MoneyTrack. IE 2020 is a program used to educate high school and college students as well as adult learners.
MoneyTrack is a national public television series airing on PBS stations nationwide. MoneyTrack, now in its third season, features “real people” and financial experts exploring a variety of investor education and protection topics. DVDs of the MoneyTrack episodes are available for use as educational tools.
Don M. Blandin
President and CEO
Investor Protection Trust
919 18 St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006-5517
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