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The ASIS Foundation helps security professionals achieve their career goals with certification scholarships, practical research, member hardship grants, and more. Your Foundation is supported by generous donations from ASIS members, chapters, and organizations.

About the Foundation

The ASIS Foundation was founded as an affiliate of ASIS International in 1966 to serve the security industry through scholarship and research.

We offer Scholarship and grant opportunities for those pursuing physical security and cybersecurity careers 

We conduct timely security research on contemporary threats, best practices, and regulations providing valuable and actionable knowledge for the security profession.

The Foundation’s work is made possible by generous gifts from individuals, chapters, councils and organizations.

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ASIS Foundation Scholarships

Applications Now Open, Apply Today

1 IE Executive Education Scholarships 
Application period: 23 January-17 February

20 Chapter Starter Kit Grants
Application period: 23 January to 20 March

30+ Certification Scholarships
Application period: 1 February to 15 April

15 IFPO Certification Scholarships (10 in English, 5 in Spanish)

1 Public-Private Partnership Excellence Grant

Learn More about Foundation Scholarships and Grants.

New Research from the ASIS Foundation

Empowering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Corporate Security

Learn how to maximize the benefits of diversity in your security department. Download the DE&I report today.

This new Foundation research explores the business case for diversity. It examines the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in corporate security and discusses best practices that are working to move the needle. The report explores the nature and extent of diversity, the experience of diverse professionals within the industry, the views of security leaders plus the types of initiatives they are spearheading. In addition, it identifies outstanding challenges and makes recommendations for addressing them.

Unlocking the diversity dividend in your organization often rests upon deliberate efforts to promote equity and maintain an inclusive work environment. This enables staff to bring their whole selves — and therefore all of their talents — to work and compete fairly alongside colleagues.

Read the Executive Summary | Full Report

Listen to our new SM podcast Understanding the Diversity Dividend.

ASIS Foundation Donation Tributes

The following donors designated their gifts as a tribute to special individuals or groups. To make your individual, chapter, or organization gift ‘in honor’ or ‘in memory’ of someone, please visit:

Donor Name       Tribute
Anonymous       In memory of Don Walker
Susan Friedberg       In honor of Mark Folmer
Eric Kready       In honor of Military Liaison Community Scholarship Fund
Rose Miller       In honor of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
William Nay       In honor of the San Francisco Chapter - ASIS
Henri Nolin       In honor of Military Liaison Commuity Scholarship Fund
Anna Marie Federico       In honor of Gannett Fleming
Michael Magill       In memory of Rich Frank, CPP
Paul Ward, COSS       In honor of the Florida West Coast Chapter
Watermark       In honor of the Military Liaison Community

The 2022 ASIS Foundation Virtual Fitness Challenge

Thank you to all who donated to and/or participated in the 2022 ASIS Foundation Fitness Challenge!

With your support, more than 140 security professionals from 17 countries collectively traveled over 40,000 km (25,400 miles) and raised $37,243 in donations for the ASIS Foundation, a 34% increase over 2021 results.

Your donations will support certification scholarships, practical research, member hardship grants, and more to help security professionals worldwide.

Thank you, 2022 Fitness Challenge sponsors! Your participation helped to make this event a success.

Gold Sponsors: ACRE, Microsoft, and The Resiliency Initiative

Silver Sponsors: Doyle Security Services, ECAmSecure, Oatridge Security Group, Thermal Radar, Unipro International, and Xandar Kardian

Bronze Sponsors: Sage Integration, Security ProAdvisors, stapp one

New Research from the ASIS Foundation

Security Convergence and Business Continuity: Reflecting on the Pandemic Experience

This research investigates the value and methods of merging business continuity and security, including both physical and cybersecurity. It builds on 2019 Foundation research on security convergence to find out what has changed since the pandemic.

Read the Executive Summary | Full Report

View additional Foundation Research

The State of Security Management

This study examined the current state of the security profession and delineated eight key findings most crucial to the continued success in security, as well as four noteworthy themes that emerged. 

Read the Executive Summary | Full Report

This series of nine short modules (1-4 pages each) highlights the key findings in this report.

Module 1: Overview and Recommendations
Module 2: People Matter
Module 3: Embrace Change
Module 4: Definition of Security
Module 5: Parochialism is a Challenge
Module 6: ESRM
Module 7: Global Perspective
Module 8: Brand and Reputation of Security
Module 9: Security Management Metrics


 Making a difference in our industry and the lives of those who keep the world safe, through research and scholarships.

Thank You, Foundation Sponsors









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