About Us

The 5 Buckets 4 Shovels Foundation is the leading voice providing financial literacy to the groups that need is the most—young adults, the newly single, veterans and everyone in between. More and more people in America are lacking the financial tools and knowledge to make ends meet.

What We Do And Why

There is a financial literacy crisis in America today—it begins with young adults and continues into adulthood. People of all ages having trouble managing their personal finances either because they weren't taught the basics in school, or because of a transition in their life—like a divorce—where their partner controlled the finances. We believe that together we can make a difference and set everyone on the path to financial security.

Of 174 students and young adults we surveyed ...

of young adults think it’s important to learn about personal finance while in high school or college.

of young adults and teens scored this average score on financial literacy tests.

of young people don’t have the resources or know where to begin learning about personal finance topics.

Our Leadership

The 5 Buckets 4 Shovels Foundation has established a committed and passionate national leadership board that share a single-minded vision that we can create financial opportunities for people of all ages.

Meet Our Team


Read the stories others write about us.

Punch Magazine

February 2021


Your contribution or sponsorship will help us to provide free books and literacy resources to young adults and those in transition across the nation.