The National Center for Teaching Financial Literacy

The National Center for Teaching Financial Literacy (NCFTL) delivers financial literacy and capability to those most in need.


NCFTL is a partnership between St. John's University and the Teaching Financial Education Group. As a sponsor, MasterCard helps the NCFTL provide a statewide and national infrastructure to engage financial education leaders and other stakeholders to improve financial literacy.

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We strongly believe that no one should be shut out of the global economy because of a lack of financial knowledge — and several other organizations agree with us.

Grameen Foundation

MasterCard has partnered with the international nonprofit Grameen Foundation, as it works to improve and extend microfinance around the world using cutting-edge technology.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

MasterCard is working with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to deliver entrepreneurship education to at-risk youth in low-income communities.

Junior Achievement

For over a decade, MasterCard has partnered with Junior Achievement to deliver a financial skills curriculum to students in Europe.

Operation Hope

Operation HOPE (HOPE) and MasterCard have created the Joint Framework of Financial Literacy and Empowerment. The partnership is designed to demonstrate the payment card industry's commitment to financial literacy and empowerment.


Success Story

Success Story

MasterCard Worldwide gave $1 million to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to support programs for students in across the U.S.

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Tools & Tips

To help consumers save well and spend wisely, MasterCard has created a site full of tools, resources, tips, links and more to help consumers keep their financial life pointed in the right direction.




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