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.


Future-Focused Data Intelligence

The Foundation is your source for the most comprehensive, future-focused data analysis available on equipment finance industry. Our studies and Economic Outlooks enable informed decision-making. Hundreds of highly-regarded, widely utilized reports are available in the online library.


The Foundation is committed to working with academics, economists, and independent researchers to further the industry's body of knowledge. Interested parties may apply for research grants or submit articles to the peer-reviewed Journal of Equipment Lease Financing.  Approved researcher partners may request access to statistical databases for certain research projects.   


Professional Code of Conduct

Thank you for your interest in and involvement with the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the “Foundation”). Our goal is to ensure that we promote a safe, inclusive, and productive environment for all Foundation volunteers, donors, staff, students and research partners.

We ask that you help us make each Foundation-sponsored activity welcoming and respectful to all, regardless of their race, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, political affiliation, or religion. We do not condone, nor will we tolerate harassment of any kind from anyone, either in person, electronically or by any other method.

Examples of harassment include offensive comments, verbal threats or demands, sexualized images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention or any other conduct that substantially interferes with any person’s participation in Foundation sponsored activities or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

We expect all volunteers, donors, staff, students and research partners to follow this Professional Code of Conduct during Foundation sponsored activities. This includes Foundation Board of Trustees and committee-related social events at off-site functions and in related committee meetings, online communities, and social media. Persons asked to stop any harassing and/or non-inclusive behavior are expected to comply immediately. Anyone violating this Code of Conduct may be prohibited from participating in Foundation activities, at the discretion of the Foundation.

Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of the Foundation staff, or contact Kelli Nienaber, Foundation Executive Director, at You may also report violations by calling +1 202-238-3429. Thank you for your help in keeping all Foundation activities professional, welcoming, and respectful to all.


Website Privacy and Cookie Policy

Effective Date: Nov. 1, 2018
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (ELFF) believes in your right to privacy when using the Internet for your communication. This Privacy Policy applies to your use of our Services and covers information collected in connection with your access to and use of our Services. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By continuing to interact with our Services, you are consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Your Support is Vital to our Industry

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.

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