Recognition of SHRM Chapters and State Councils

Recognition of SHRM Chapters and State Councils

With support from SHRM chapters, state councils, and volunteer leaders, the SHRM Foundation is able to fulfill our mission to champion workforce and workplace transformation. THANK YOU!

To honor chapters, councils, and volunteer leaders who go above-and-beyond, the SHRM Foundation has created the following recognition awards. As a charity, our work is only possible through the generosity of passionate individuals, organizations and SHRM chapters and state councils.  

Top 10 Fundraising State Councils

SFoundation-2016-Top-10-Fund-Logo-250px_Council.pngThe Top 10 Fundraising list honors SHRM state councils that have the highest total annual contributions each year. These totals comprise all gifts made by and on behalf of the state council, including individual gifts and corporate gifts.

Top fundraising state councils are recognized on the SHRM Foundation's website and in the monthly newsletter, are awarded a digital badge to display on the council website, and receive an award from the SHRM Foundation at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition.

Top 25 Fundraising Chapters

With more than 500 SHRM chapters, the Top 25 Fundraising Chapters represent the top five percent of all SHRM chapters. These chapters have the highest yearly contributions, including gifts from the chapter plus recognition credits donated by individuals or companies on behalf of the chapter. 

Top fundraising chapters are recognized on the SHRM Foundation’s website and in the monthly newsletter, are awarded a digital badge to display on the chapter website, and receive an award from the SHRM Foundation at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition.

1            Louisville SHRM Inc.

2           SHRM Guam

3           New York City SHRM

4           HR Tampa

5           Raleigh Metro SHRM

6           SHRM of Greater St. Louis

7           SHRM Of Greater Phoenix (SHRMGP)

8           Inland Northwest SHRM

9           Northern Virginia SHRM

10          SHRM-Bluegrass Chapter

11           El Paso Society HRM

12          San Antonio HR Mgmt. Assn.

13          Shrm-Long Island Chapter Inc.

14          NOARK HR Assn.

15          SHRM Jacksonville

15          SHRM-Hawaii Chapter

16          Traverse Area HR Assn

17          NOLA SHRM

18          Human Resource Mgmt. Association of NJ

19          Greenville SHRM

20         Greater Baton Rouge SHRM

21          Mid-Cities HR Assn.

22         *

23         Salt Lake SHRM

24         Green Bay Area Chapter of SHRM

25         Central Iowa Chapter of SHRM

*On Wednesday, February 3rd, we announced via Facebook Live and during the RCBM/SHRM Foundation update, our 2020 Chapter/Council SHRM Foundation fundraising rankings.  Today we are sharing with all of you our Top 10 State Councils and Top 25 Chapters for fundraising support for 2020. While we could chalk this up to “typical 2020” we want to offer our sincerest apologies because an error was discovered in the calculations. SHRM Jacksonville will now be shown as tied with #15 SHRM Hawaii. We will leave blank the #22 ranking SHRM Jacksonville previously occupied.
Thank you to every council, chapter, volunteer, and contributor who supported the SHRM Foundation.  We could not do what we do without you and we are so grateful for you.
Wendi Safstrom, Executive Director
Ellen Christman, Director, Engagement & Philanthropy

Foundation Champions

SHRM Foundation Champions are SHRM chapters and state councils that support the SHRM Foundation by: 

  1. Making an annual donation to the SHRM Foundation directly from chapter/council funds by December 31
  2. Hosting a fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation
  3. Encouraging board members and invite all chapter members to join Team Empower by making an individual annual donation of $30 or more and pledging to support the SHRM Foundation’s annual initiative
To become a Foundation Champion, complete each of the three steps and include further information in your SHAPE workbook (section 2, #7 for state councils and section 2, #6 for chapters).

To self report on the completion of these activities on behalf of your chapter or state council for 2021, please fill out and submit this form. For questions please contact Beth Conti at

Qualifying chapters and councils are recognized on the SHRM Foundation website and receive a digital badge to display on their chapter or council website. 
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For more information on how your chapter or state council can become a 2022 Foundation Champion, please email

100% Giving Club

The 100% Giving Club annually recognizes the states with 100% giving from the SHRM state council and all chapters within the state. This club signifies the collective dedication your state has to advancing the mission of the SHRM Foundation.

Members of the 100% Giving Club receive a digital badge to display on websites and social media.

For more information, contact us at

Innovation Grants

SHRM Foundation Innovation Grants support SHRM state councils and chapters working to improve their communities and build inclusive organizations. In June of 2018, the SHRM Foundation awarded grants of up to $10,000 each for programs or services that have practical and measurable effects on veteran employment.

Congratulations to the following winners:

  • South Central Minnesota SHRM
    • Program: educating employers on how to support employees serving in the National Guard and Reserves
  • Northwest Arkansas Human Resource Association
    • Program: coaching retiring officers on translating their military experience to civilian leadership positions 
  • HR Management Association of Palm Beach County, Fla.
    • Program: helping HR professionals write job descriptions for veterans and read veteran resumes
  • Illinois SHRM
    • Program: donating professional services to veterans as they prepare to re-enter the workforce 
  • Washington State SHRM
    • Program: formally recognizing employers committed to veteran hiring 
  • San Diego SHRM
    • Program: providing courses and mentorship to transitioning service members as they search and interview for jobs in the civilian workplace