Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking
IEEE Foundation enables IEEE programs that enhance technology access, literacy, and education; support the IEEE professional community; and inspire the generosity of donors.
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.
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
Dr. John R. Treichler
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
Engineering, humanitarian, technology, education, history
Professional Societies, Associations (T03)
Public Foundations (T30)
Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)
IRS Filing Requirement
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
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IEEE Grants Program
The IEEE Foundation invites grant applications exclusively from IEEE organizational units for projects that address the pre-defined theme identified by the IEEE Foundation for each year. The theme aligns with the IEEE Foundation's mission to "enable IEEE programs that enhance technology access, literacy, and education". A joint committee of the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors and the IEEE Life Members Committee reviews the grant applications. Funding is provided from the IEEE Foundation Fund or IEEE Life Members Fund.
IEEE Foundation Funds
IEEE Humanitarian Technology Fund awards grants to support projects that implement or disseminate replicable, sustainable technology-based solutions for humanitarian issues in underserved and underprivileged areas
IEEE Foundation General Fund helps provide the critical resources needed to ensure the financial viability of the IEEE Foundation so it may continue to award grants in support of projects that further the scientific and educational purpose of IEEE.
IEEE Life Members Fund provides the resources the IEEE Life Members Committee needs to award grants to new and ongoing projects that are of interest to IEEE Life Members and beneficial to potential engineers and engineering students.
Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use
At the heart of IEEE Foundation's work is its menu of innovative Signature Programs -- each one delivering immediate impact coupled with long-term growth in intellectual capital, human resources capacity, and technological literacy. View details about each Signature Program by using the navigation bar on the left of this page.
Signature programs are significant, have a broad impact, and inspire people to connect with the Foundation and with IEEE. These are IEEE-run public imperatives with which the Foundation partners to proactively raise external philanthropic dollars. By investing in IEEE Foundation Signature Programs, you will engage deeply in addressing a specific challenge for maximum impact. Together, we will achieve the momentum needed to transform lives.
Signature Programs must display proven success and fit within one of the Foundation’s two Areas of Focus:
- education, including the history of technology and the profession
- applying technology for social impact and innovation
The addition of Signature Programs will not be a routine activity for the IEEE Foundation. Signature Programs require careful consideration and research, and are agreed upon jointly with IEEE and approved by the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors. New Signature Programs may be considered annually.
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
as of 2/16/2018
Dr. John Treichler
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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?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?