Category: Funding

  • Two sets of hands hold a Prometheus Materials bio-cement brick.

    Our investment in Prometheus Materials

    The Autodesk Foundation welcomes Prometheus Materials—a sustainable building materials company that aims to replace portland cement with an ultra-low-carbon bio-cement alternative—to its Energy and Materials portfolio.

  • Students standing over and tinkering with robotics and hydraulics machines while learning at St. Philips College.

    Our investment in FAME USA

    The Autodesk Foundation welcomes FAME USA—a network of employer-led chapters training the next generation of advanced manufacturing technicians—to its Work and Prosperity portfolio.

  • Our investment in Nth Cycle

    The Autodesk Foundation welcomes Nth Cycle—a startup that is revolutionizing materials recovery and refinement—to its Energy and Materials portfolio.

  • JARC trainee wearing welding PPE (mask, gloves, etc.), welding as part of JARC advanced manufacturing training program.

    Our investment in JARC Rhode Island

    The Autodesk Foundation welcomes JARC Rhode Island—a workforce development nonprofit on a mission to close the manufacturing talent gap—to its Work & Prosperity portfolio.

  • Skyline view of oil refinery in Germany, illuminated at dusk. Natural gas flaring out of one of numerous smokestacks.

    Our investment in M2X Energy

    The Autodesk Foundation welcomes to its Energy & Materials portfolio M2X Energy, a startup that has developed a modular, scalable waste gas-to-liquid technology that captures methane gas and converts it into valuable commodities.

  • Our investment in Stacks+Joules

    Building operations contribute roughly 27 percent of all global carbon emissions. And the problem is growing. Over the next 40 years, the world is expected to add 230 billion square meters of new building floor area every month. That’s a big increase in carbon emissions.  But smart technologies and a skilled workforce can dramatically reduce […]

  • Person smiles holding construction hat

    Our investment in Education Design Lab

    The growing skills gap between the demands of employers in high-growth fields and the skills being taught to learners at public post-secondary institutions is widening. An overlooked solution lies in local community colleges. They play a crucial role in educating diverse student populations with the technical and power skills to thrive in in-demand careers of […]

  • Factor[e] venture studio

    Our investment in Factor[e] Ventures

    Innovative funding to scale  At Autodesk Foundation, one of our focus areas is to back technology-based solutions that increase Health and Resilience in low-resource, climate-vulnerable regions.  In this part of our portfolio, we look for organizations that can demonstrate impact in the three domains of our Health and Resilience thesis: environmental protection, community health, and […]

  • Okra solar's mesh grid system, arial view

    Our investment in Okra Solar

    Two billion people worldwide lack access to reliable energy In the energy access sector, the scaleup of mini-grids and solar home systems (SHS) is critical if we are to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 7—access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all—by 2030. Only half of the 800 million people without […]

  • Workers pose at Coalfield Development factory

    Our investment in Coalfield Development

    The Autodesk Foundation has made an investment in Coalfield Development, a West Virginia nonprofit focused on facilitating employment and economic transition through workforce development programs and social enterprise incubation and investment in the region.