Image courtesy of Bridges to Prosperity By Christine Stoner, Executive Director, Autodesk Foundation and Jean Shia, Managing Director, Impact Investment and Management, Autodesk Foundation At a time when humanity is reeling—from the pandemic and its aftershocks to the scorching effects of climate change —we find reason to hope in the vision, tenacity, and innovation of […]
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 […]
Image courtesy of Jamie Kelter Davis/Revolution Workshop Impact investing and corporate philanthropy have unique roles to play in ensuring local workforce ecosystems thrive. Corporate philanthropy is uniquely suited to de-risk promising innovations including solutions solving workforce challenges. This is especially true for the manufacturing and construction sectors which are becoming increasingly digitized, resulting in a […]
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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 […]
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.
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.
Autodesk is applying its brand and storytelling expertise for impact.
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 […]
Autodesk Foundation’s first Tech Lead Development Program is designed to facilitate learning for the most in-demand nontechnical skills.
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 […]