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 research and analyses 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.   

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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