Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

IEEE Foundation, Inc.

  • Piscataway, NJ
  • www.ieeefoundation.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. IEEE Grants Program
  2. IEEE Foundation Funds
  3. Signature Programs
Service Areas

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International

With contributions from generous sponsors around the world, the IEEE Foundation seeks to increase the understanding of how technologies are created and how they impact society, individuals, and the environment. Interdisciplinary in its activities, and transnational in scope, the IEEE Foundation has the potential to improve people's lives in every country.

ruling year

1973

Executive Director

Self-reported

Karen Galuchie

President

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Professor Leah H. Jamieson

Keywords

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Engineering, humanitarian, technology, education, history

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

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EIN

23-7310664

 Number

3044817232

Physical Address

3 Park Ave 17th Fl

New York, 10016

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The IEEE Foundation cultivates resources and relationships to advance IEEE's core purpose to foster technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity. The IEEE Foundation fulfills its purpose: By soliciting and managing donations, By awarding grants to innovative projects By serving as the fund administrator for educational, humanitarian, historical preservation, and peer recognition programs of IEEE units.

Programs

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

Program 1

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.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

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.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

General Public/Unspecified

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$2,000,000.00

Program 3

Signature Programs

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.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

With contributions from generous sponsors around the world, the IEEE Foundation seeks to increase the understanding of how technologies are created and how they impact society, individuals, and the environment. Interdisciplinary in its activities, and transnational in scope, the IEEE Foundation has the potential to improve people's lives in every country.

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Financials

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IEEE FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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

IEEE Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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Executive Director

Karen Galuchie

President

Professor Leah H. Jamieson

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"OFFICERS OF THE IEEE FOUNDATION Officers serve one-year terms beginning on 1 January following their election. The Officers are the President (and CEO), Secretary, Treasurer (and CFO), VP Development, and VP Grants. The Past President serves as an officer during the first year after his or her last term. BOARD MEETINGS AND STAFF SUPPORT The IEEE Foundation Board typically meets three times each year in March, June, and November. The June meeting is held in conjunction with the IEEE Honors Ceremony and the other two meetings are held at the IEEE Operations Center in Piscataway, New Jersey, USA. Questions and requests regarding IEEE Foundation Board meetings and administrative matters should be directed to foundation-office@ieee.org(mailtfoundation-office@ieee.org) ."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Prof. Leah H. Jamieson

Purdue University

Term: Jan 2012 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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