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.


Years in Operation


Volunteer-Led Programs


Donor Designated Funds


Raised 1973-2021

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



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Featured Programs


IEEE Smart Village

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

  • 93+ projects incubated worldwide
  • 6,000+ PV solar panels installed
  • 300,000+ people in 18 countries lives transformed


Try Engineering Summer Institute

Engineering camps for 13-17 year olds to spark enthusiasm in engineering and technology in the next generation of problem-solvers and difference-makers.

  • 2 week co-ed summer program that explores multiple engineering disciplines
  • 30 full scholarships awarded for immersive program in 2022


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.

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


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.

  • 260+ IEEE HKN Student and Alumni Chapters around the globe
  • 65K+ Community Service hours logged by HKN student members during 2020-2021
  • 118 years of service to society


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).

  • 25 years dedicate to changing the face of engineering
  • 30K+ members in 100+ countries around the world
  • 1K local IEEE-WIE Groups worldwide

Once a volunteer-led program has been established, IEEE Foundation leaders and staff stay involved in the following capacities.


Lend philanthropic guidance and expertise


Manage financial intake and reporting


Connect donors with programs that match their interests and values

Latest News and Stories


Taking Flight Personally and Professionally

For Alex Tacescu, receipt of the 2015 IEEE Presidents’ Scholarship — which recognizes a deserving student for an outstanding project in engineering, electronics engineering, computer science, or another IEEE field of interest…

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Celebrate IEEE Foundation’s 50th Anniversary 

To commemorate its 50-year Anniversary, the IEEE Foundation, the philanthropic partner of IEEE, will celebrate and unveil events throughout 2023 that showcase the profound impact that donor support makes around…

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Reflecting on Our 2022 Impacts

We wish you a happy new year! 2022 was an incredibly special and eventful year for us at IEEE Foundation; thank you for being a part of it! We are…

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See the USA the AIEE Way

The AIEE invited the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) of Great Britain members of other European electrical engineering societies to visit the United States and to hold a joint meeting in connection with the International Electrical Congress at the St. Louis World’s Fair in September 1904.

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