Research and Statistics
SFAA conducts numerous research studies, statistical reports, and financial statement data for its members. A full list of reports can be found on our Research and Statistics page.
The SFAA Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization founded to increase diversity within the surety and fidelity industry. SFAA created this organization to fund and administer the Surety and Fidelity Intern & Scholarship Program, as well as develop and implement new educational and public service program initiatives.
Surety and Fidelity Intern & Scholarship Program
The Surety and Fidelity Intern & Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding underrepresented students to support their studies in the areas of insurance/risk management, accounting, economics, or business/finance and to encourage their consideration of the surety industry and surety/fidelity underwriting as a career choice. This program is administered by the SFAA Foundation, the educational arm of The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA).
New and Emerging Contractors
SFAA understands an important aspect of surety market development and a major strategy in promoting the advantage of surety bonds over alternative products is the effort to increase availability of surety bonds to those new, minority and women contractors who may currently have difficulty qualifying for bonds or obtaining the size of bonds they desire. Learn more about Contractor Bonding Education and Mentoring Program.
SFAA has undertaken a significant effort to identify the obstacles (both real and perceived) in increasing minority participation in the surety and fidelity industry and to work with member companies to implement diversity and inclusion strategies for maximum industry impact. Visit the Diversity Initiatives section for more information.
Technical information, such as our Bond Obligee Guide and Surety Claims Guide can be found in the Additional Resources section.
Local Surety Associations
Local Surety Associations (LSAs) are independent entities with no formal ties to The Surety & Fidelity Association of America or the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP). Visit our list of LSAs around the country.