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.

1              HR Florida State Council, Inc.

2             HR Indiana SHRM

3             Kentucky SHRM State Council

4             Texas SHRM State Council

5             Arizona SHRM State Council

6             Pennsylvania SHRM State Council

7             Garden State Council SHRM, Inc.

8             Virginia SHRM State Council

9             California State Council of SHRM

10           Michigan SHRM State Council

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              HR Houston

2             SHRM-Bluegrass Chapter

3             Raleigh Metro SHRM

4             Austin HR Management Assn., Inc.

5             Oklahoma City HR Society

6             San Antonio HR Mgmt. Assn.

7             Louisville SHRM Inc.

8             SHRM Guam

9             Mile High SHRM

10           Shrm-Long Island Chapter Inc.

11            HR Tampa

12           HRM Assn. of Palm Beach County

13           North Alabama Chapter of SHRM

14           SHRM Jacksonville

15           SHRM of Greater St. Louis

16           Northern Virginia SHRM

17           Big Bend SHRM

18           Green Bay Area Chapter of SHRM

19           SHRM Of Greater Phoenix (SHRMGP)

20          Southeastern PA SHRM Chapter

21           Greater Orlando SHRM

22          HR Collier

23          IndySHRM

24          NOLA SHRM

25          Greater Baton Rouge SHRM

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 2020, 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 2020 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

 First to achieve 100% giving in 2020: 

 HR Indiana SHRM

Indiana SHRM


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