IEEE Foundation, Inc.

Piscataway, NJ   |  www.ieeefoundation.org

Mission

The IEEE Foundation inspires an engaged community and leverages the generosity of donors to enable IEEE programs that enhance technology access, literacy, and education and supports the IEEE professional community. IEEE Foundation provides philanthropic services to support the IEEE core purpose of fostering technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. To fulfill this role, the IEEE Foundation relies on donations to fund new and innovative programs that support educational, humanitarian, historical preservation, and peer recognition programs of IEEE.

Notes from the nonprofit

As a non profit organization qualified under the United States Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)(3), the IEEE Foundation takes its obligation to serve the public good very seriously. Accordingly, we make our federal tax returns and our audited financial statements for the last three years available here: https://ieeefoundation.org/financial-information

Ruling year info

1973

Executive Director

Karen Galuchie

President

Dr. Ralph Ford

Main address

445 Hoes Lane

Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA

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EIN

23-7310664

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (T03)

Public Foundations (T30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many of the world’s most pressing challenges require innovations in engineering. The need for engineers, STEM professionals, and engineering students is increasing globally, as important work for technologists increases. Consider these facts: 1) more than half of the population cannot access the Internet; 2) more than one-third of the world’s population do not have access to adequate sanitation; and 3) more than 1 billion people have no access to electrical power. These challenges are daunting and solvable, with the IEEE committed to playing a full role.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

ILLUMINATE the Possibilities of Technology by Using it to Address Global Challenges

Technology allows us to ask previously unimaginable questions and find solutions to unsolved problems. IEEE programs such as Smart Village, EPICS in IEEE, SIGHT, Empower a Billion LIves and MOVE, engage members, volunteers and students in conceptualizing and delivering technological solutions that positively impact lives world-wide.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The future of technology depends upon the nourishment of brilliant minds, the creation of opportunities, and the cultivation of a generation of socially responsible technology professionals. IEEE programs such as PES Scholarship Plus, TryEngineering Summer Institutes, and IEEE REACH, are designed to provide educational opportunities for pre-university students, university students and young professionals worldwide.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

Technological advancements and their impact on humanity during the past 150 years have been monumental. Preserving this history enables us to better understand today and improve tomorrow. IEEE programs such as the IEEE History Center and Life Members Committee engage anyone interested in the development of electrical and computer engineering and their role in modern society.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Technological innovation pushes the boundaries of thinking, breaks new ground and improves lives. IEEE programs including IEEE Awards and IEEE-HKN recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of technologists and students worldwide.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Enable donors to invest in IEEE program that:

Illuminate – the possibilities of technology by using it to address global challenges

Educate – the next generation of innovators and engineers

Engage – a wider audience in appreciating the value and importance of engineering and technology

Energize – innovation by celebrating technological excellence

IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology, has identified a number of strategically important initiatives that will help meet the pressing global outlined in the programs area.

As one of the largest and most respected global voices for engineering, IEEE plays an important role in education, job creation, economic development, innovation, the environment, and improving lives across the developing world.

Consider these facts: - IEEE:

Leverages its 400,000+ members worldwide including captains of industry, entrepreneurs, and the best academic minds in engineering today. When corporations want to expand their workforce, solve problems, challenge their thinking, they often turn to IEEE for advice and assistance.

Boasts an international corps of volunteers; volunteer-driven activities allows for lower costs of operations

Operates in 160 countries. It has extensive networks in G7 and G20 countries and is growing even larger in places like China, India, and Nigeria.

Designs and leads more than 1,600 conferences in more than 80 countries, harnessing discussions and demonstrations of vital disciplines for more than 15,000 people to explore and share.

Is the largest publisher of academic engineering research by a considerable margin. IEEE publications have a global readership with more than 160 research journals and magazines annually, reaching hundreds of thousands of readers in industry, academia and the general public.

Each program is making a difference and impact on the populations it serves.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    As the philanthropic partner of IEEE, the IEEE Foundation provides services to the IEEE units who operate the donor supported programs.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, Verbal feedback,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Refining protocols to establish and manage funds on behalf of IEEE units.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Generally strengthens relationship and ability to work collaboratively.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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IEEE Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 1/1/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Ralph Ford

Fred Minzter

Treasurer

Nita Patel

Member

Marko Delimar

Vice President, Programs

Jerry Hudgins

Member

Sarah Rajala

Vice President, Development

John McDonald

Member

Alex Acero

Member

Francisco Martinez

Secretary

John Treichler

Past President

Nim Cheung

Member

Christopher Geiger

Member

Howard Michel

Member

Mary Ellen Zellerbach

Member

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data