Category: Funding

  • 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.

  • Pallet shelter

    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 […]

  • Group of employees at 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 […]

  • Grass in wind

    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 […]

  • Our investment in Heirloom

    To meet the guiding goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, we need to not only limit greenhouse gas emissions but also aggressively remove CO2 from the atmosphere. This reality is emphasized more than ever in the recent landmark scientific assessment from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

  • Unlocking New Opportunities for People Hard-hit by Automation and Globalization

    Automation and globalization are two of the biggest forces shaping the future of work and our wider society, with gross inequities between winners and losers. To address these inherent inequalities, we back systems and solutions that help at-risk workers prosper in the era of automation in service of a more equitable future. Jean Shia, Head […]

  • Catalytic Funding Scales Handwashing and Drinking stations

    Catalytic funding from the Autodesk Foundation helped Splash build a proof of concept for handwashing and drinking stations produced at scale, which led to $1.6 million in follow-on funding to bring the product to market. Challenge Access to clean water is foundational to health and wellbeing; without it millions of people are exposed to preventable, […]

  • Impact Measurement & Management: One Size Does Not Fit All

    Impact performance has increasingly become a powerful brand differentiator and a meaningful new dimension of overall performance for all types of investing. Intentional strategies around how to measure impact have become central to a successful impact-oriented approach to investing. Indeed, measuring and reporting impact is one of the most important ways for any mission-driven organization […]