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Autodesk Foundation


The Autodesk Foundation focuses investment exclusively on the people and organizations using design for positive impact. Our mission is to support the design and creation of the most innovation solutions to the world’s environmental and social challenges.

Our approach

We do not accept unsolicited proposals. We seek out designers who are driven to create positive impact in the world, and rely on an extensive network to help us find the people and organizations who best meet our criteria.

Nonprofits in need of professional design software can apply for a software donation through the Technology Impact program offered through Autodesk, Inc.

What we look for

We seek a diverse portfolio of people, organizations, university programs, and projects from around the world that represent:

  • Innovative design
  • A shared commitment to measuring impact
  • Scalable models
  • Collaboration with diverse stakeholders
  • Visionary and talented leaders