About the Foundation

Established in 1989, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring thoughtful innovation and contributing to the betterment of the equipment leasing and finance industry.

2016 ELFF Annual Report

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A snapshot look at the state of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation
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Future-Focused Research

The Foundation's mission is to provide comprehensive, forward-looking research for business leaders, analysts and others interested in the industry. Resources include the State of the Equipment Finance Industry report, Industry Future Council report and strategic market studies available at no cost to donors in the Foundation's online library.


The Foundation is committed to working with academics and researchers to further the industry's body of knowledge. Interested parties may apply for research grants, write for the Journal of Equipment Lease Financing and access the entire Foundation library and statistical databases for approved research projects.

Your Support is Vital to the Industry's Future

The Foundation is funded entirely through corporate and individual donations. Investing in the industry through a contribution is one of the best decisions you can make – and it's tax-deductible. We value our donors and recognize contributors in print, online and at a distinguished awards presentation.

Independent, forward-looking resources for the equipment finance industry.