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


SECURE 2.0: Updates That May Impact You!

On 29 December 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (HR 2617) into law, which included provisions affecting retirement savings plans intended to build upon the 2019 SECURE Act. This legislation builds on the original Secure Act and years of discussion aimed at strengthening the retirement system and an expansion of the rules for qualified charitable donations (QCDs). While the Secure 2.0 Act contains dozens of provisions, the highlights are different depending on where you are in your life cycle.


IEEE Foundation Accepts Cryptocurrencies Donations

There are more than 300 million cryptocurrency users worldwide. Crypto philanthropy is an emerging and often taxwise way for crypto users to make philanthropic donations.  The IEEE Foundation is excited…

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First Female IEEE President Gives to Inspire Young Women

Martha Sloan was elected an IEEE Fellow in 1971 and attained Life Fellow status in 2011, and as a trailblazer in the engineering world, she was the only woman among 600…

Educating the next generation is one of the core pillars of the IEEE Foundation. One partner in this quest is IEEE Educational Activities (EA).

Join us to hear from IEEE Foundation Director and former Vice President of EA Stephen Phillips about how IEEE programs nourish brilliant minds, create opportunities to dream and cultivate a generation of socially responsible technology professionals. This exciting session features stories from donor supported programs: IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, EPICS in IEEE, TryEngineering STEM Grants and TryEngineering Summer Institute.

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