Where Technology and Philanthropy Intersect

Together, we deliver opportunity, innovation and impact across the globe.

Where Technology and Philanthropy Intersect

Together, we deliver opportunity, innovation and impact across the globe.

As the philanthropic partner of IEEE, we inspire and manage charitable investment that advance the impact of IEEE’s humanitarian and philanthropic values.


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Our donors represent the coming together of communities comprised of problem-solvers and leaders who share a philanthropic spirit.



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IEEE Smart Village

Supporting the world’s energy-impoverished communities by providing renewable energy, community-based education, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

  • 190+ projects incubated worldwide
  • 6,000+ PV solar panels installed
  • 1.35+ million people in 18 countries lives transformed
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IEEE TryEngineering STEM Portal Grants

The program is designed to support IEEE volunteer-led STEM outreach work in their local communities, so that they may Share, Give Back and Inspire.

  • 91 grants awarded in 19 countries since 2021
  • $116K in funding provided
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IEEE History Center

The Center collects and disseminates information and resources that exemplify the impact of technology and its relationship, both past and present, to society.

  • 230+ IEEE Milestones dedicated to honor significant technical achievements
  • 900+ Technology icons’ memories preserved in the IEEE Oral History Collection
  • 5K+ unique articles ethw.org
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IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu

Founded on 28 October 1904, IEEE-HKN promotes professional accomplishment, service to others, and leadership development for students and professionals in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and other IEEE fields of interest.

  • 270+ IEEE HKN Student and Alumni Chapters around the globe
  • 101K+ Community Service hours logged by HKN student members during 2020-2021
  • 119 years of service to society
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IEEE Women in Engineering

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is a global network of IEEE members and volunteers dedicated to promoting women engineers, technologists and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their dreams of a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

  • 26 years dedicated to changing the face of engineering
  • 40K+ members (women & men) in 100+ countries around the world
  • 1K+ local IEEE-WIE Groups worldwide

IEEE Foundation leaders and staff work closely with the IEEE program partners in the following ways.


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Connect donors with programs that match their interests and values

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Region 4 SKPL Grants

IEEE Region 4 Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL) Announces 17 Grants Bringing  STEM Learning to Young Library Patrons Across the Midwest, USA

Established in 2009, IEEE Region 4 SKPL is a donor-supported program designed to bring early engineering and STEM education kits to kindergarten through middle school children throughout the Midwest, USA.…


EPICS in IEEE: Transforming Lives for the Better

Past EPICS in IEEE project leaders discuss the far-reaching impacts their successful service-learning projects have had on their target communities and their own lives The act of “advancing technology for…

Funding Approval May 2024

Jon C. Taenzer Bequest Continues Longtime Global Impact

Jon C. Taenzer was a renowned research engineer, senior scientist, electronics engineering inventor/patent holder, author, IEEE Life Senior Member and IEEE Goldsmith Legacy League member who passed in 2019.The IEEE…


Join Us for an Intriguing Lecture on Lord Kelvin

Please mark your calendar for 29 May 2024, at 2:00 pm Eastern time, and join us for a virtual presentation!  The IEEE Foundation and IEEE History Center will celebrate the bicentenary of Lord Kelvin’s birth on 26 June 1824: Speaking of Numbers—Measurement, Quantification and the Kelvin Dictum. The keynote speaker, Daniel Jon Mitchell DPhil., Senior Historian of the IEEE History Center will explore the deep meaning of "The Kelvin Dictum" quoted above in its historical context.

For Kelvin and those he inspired, measurement was just one part of a more extensive program of quantification that spanned concept formation, physical theory, mathematics, and metrology. When viewed this way, quantification becomes a central theme that unifies Kelvin's significant achievements in science and engineering—and stands as a considerable achievement in its own right.

We are excited to have you join us as we present a rich historical picture of Lord Kelvin’s remarkable achievements.

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