Tag: Autodesk Foundation


  • Photo grid. Headshots of Christian Benimana, MASS Design Group; Etosha Cave, Twelve; Amy King, Pallet; Megan O’Connor, Nth Cycle; Nithya Ramanathan, Nexleaf Analytics; and Jason Wang, FreeWorld.

    Meet the innovators who inspire us

    In 2022, the Autodesk Foundation partnered with the Autodesk Gallery to spotlight leaders from our portfolio in Spectrum—an interactive exhibit showcasing innovators who are transforming Autodesk industries for good.


  • Autodesk Foundation logo. White with black background.

    Two years later, the Autodesk Foundation’s DEI strategy shepherds a more diverse portfolio of industry-leading innovators

    In 2021, the Autodesk Foundation formalized a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy to ensure that the leaders across its portfolio were more representative of the populations they serve. One year later, here’s what we learned and the progress we've made.


  • 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.


  • Graphic lockup with headshots and titles of Debbie Clifford, Autodesk CFO and Foundation board chair, and Christine Stoner, Autodesk Foundation Executive Director.

    How sustainability, philanthropy, and finance align: An interview with Debbie Clifford

    Autodesk Foundation Executive Director Christine Stoner sat down with Debbie Clifford, Autodesk's chief financial officer and Foundation board chair, to learn more about her motivation, inspiration, and passion for her work.


  • Two construction workers on a Bridges to Prosperity trailbridge—one sitting, one standing—at dusk, surrounded by trees.

    Scaling impact in corporate philanthropy with strategic in-kind contributions

    Since joining the Autodesk Foundation portfolio in 2020, Bridges to Prosperity has utilized Autodesk software, training, pro bono consultants, and other in-kind support to build 500+ rural footbridges globally.


  • 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.


  • Graphic lockup of three new Autodesk Foundation Board members: Trenton Arthur, Vice President, Product Management, Autodesk, Inc.; Haresh Khoobchandani, Vice President, Sales, APAC, Autodesk, Inc.; and Dara Treseder, Chief Marketing Officer, Autodesk, Inc.

    The Autodesk Foundation expands its board of directors

    The Autodesk Foundation welcomes three new members to its board of directors: Trenton Arthur, Vice President, Product Management, Autodesk, Inc.; Haresh Khoobchandani, Vice President, Sales, APAC, Autodesk, Inc.; and Dara Treseder, Chief Marketing Officer, Autodesk, Inc.


  • 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.