Category: Funding


  • Our investment in M2X Energy

    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

    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 […]


  • Our investment in Education Design Lab

    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 […]


  • Our investment in Factor[e] Ventures

    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 […]


  • Our investment in Okra Solar

    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 […]


  • Our investment in Coalfield Development

    Our investment in Coalfield Development

    Demand for coal in the United States has fallen dramatically over the last decade as natural gas and renewables become more affordable, the export market remains volatile, and federal environmental regulations increase the cost of burning coal. In the past 15 years, coal production has dropped by 65% in Appalachia. In Central Appalachia, coal mining […]


  • Our investment in Revolution Workshop

    Our investment in Revolution Workshop

    The Autodesk Foundation welcomes Revolution Workshop to its Work & Prosperity portfolio. Revolution Workshop is a nonprofit based in Chicago, Illinois, that builds skills, hope, and resilience by providing construction job training to Chicago’s underserved communities. The construction industry in Chicago is growing rapidly and new job openings are expected to grow 7% annually through […]


  • Our investment in Pallet

    Our investment in Pallet

    By Beth Foster and Kate McElligott 1.6 billion lack adequate shelter There are currently 1.6 billion people worldwide who lack adequate shelter, and more than half a million people in the United States experiencing homelessness. And as climate change accelerates, homelessness due to sudden-onset natural disasters will increase. Since 2008, an average of 25 million […]


  • Our investment in The Industrial Commons

    Our investment in The Industrial Commons

    A reinvention of American textile manufacturing The Autodesk Foundation is pleased to welcome The Industrial Commons (TIC) to its Work & Prosperity portfolio. TIC is a nonprofit based in Morganton, North Carolina that is embracing circularity, worker-centric models, and technology to build the economic resilience of local textile firms and their manufacturing workforces. From 1990 […]


  • Our investment in Closed Loop Partners

    Our investment in Closed Loop Partners

    Today’s linear economy – where we extract resources, make something, use it, and then throw it away – creates an amazing amount of waste. Yes, waste in terms of energy and materials, but also waste in terms of a missed opportunity for delivering greater value to consumers, companies, and brands.   The circular economy movement, on […]