inspire &


the marketing research community to focus its collective resources to educate children and youth worldwide.

Education is a powerful thing.

It is the most influential element for bringing positive and lasting change. Unfortunately, many children don’t have access to it. The marketing research industry is compiled of highly intelligent individuals who want to use their education to inspire others. That’s why the Marketing Research Education Foundation (MREF) was created. The MREF is an international foundation dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for children worldwide.



Thank you to our generous Diamond & Gold level sponsors. 

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who we help

In 2020 MREF responded to the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic by supporting food banks in North America and London, pandemic-focused job training, essential after school programming, much-needed school supplies and more. We are deeply grateful for the generous support of so many individuals and organizations from all aspects of the marketing research industry.

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how we help


Financial Support

We provide grants to organizations that are actively improving access to quality education for children around the world


Annual initiatives to mobilize the MR community, including the Race Around the World for Education and the Backpack Challenge



hands on opportunities to support students and schools in need around the world


The mission of Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is to help disadvantaged youth and adults recognize their own self-worth, and advance toward self-sufficiency and financial security through job training, academic reinforcement, improved life skills, job placement and support services. The $5,000 grant from the Marketing Research Education Foundation allowed us in to invest in human resources to support our programs and the youth we serve.

BRYANT LEE, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow