Investing in design for impact

What is impact design?

We see a growing trend among designers who are using their talents to create a better world. The fields of public interest, social impact, community, humanitarian, and sustainable design—together making up impact design—are all on a critical growth path as more people use the power of design for positive social and environmental impact.

  Read our Stories of Impact or visit the Impact Design Hub to learn more.

A Common Goal

The Autodesk Foundation invests in impact designers who represent many fields of practice, but share one common goal: designing and creating a better world. We support these impact designers as they deliver more innovative, scalable, and measurable design solutions that address the most epic challenges of our time.

Measuring Impact

Just as Autodesk develops tools and resources that help designers create the world around us, the Autodesk Foundation will develop tools and resources to help designers create and measure positive environmental, social, and other impacts. We know the value of measuring and communicating impact, and as a foundation we are uniquely committed to helping designers do both.