Supporting innovators to design and make a better world for all
The Autodesk Foundation supports innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.
The Autodesk Foundation aligns its philanthropic offerings with design and engineering. We invest in nonprofits and startups helping to de-risk innovation and bring industry-transforming solutions to scale. By facilitating a blend of funding, technical training, and expertise, we can bring early-stage, transformative innovations to market to advance a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable world.
We align our capital with outcomes, supporting both nonprofit and for-profit entities around the world that are scaling design and engineering solutions.
We collaborate with nonprofits all over the world to accelerate design and engineering solutions focused on health and resilience, energy and materials, and work and prosperity.
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We support early-stage startups with seed or Series A funding to de-risk and scale solutions focused on health and resilience, energy and materials, and work and prosperity.
We use grants and impact investments to fund organizations scaling innovative design and engineering solutions to climate change and inequality.
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Thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators are using Autodesk’s design and make software for positive impact.
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Autodesk employees work side by side with nonprofits and startups to imagine, design, and make a better world.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and accelerating the transition to a decarbonized economy.
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Improving resilience in low-resource communities most vulnerable to climate change.
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Preparing workers to thrive in the era of automation through equity-driven, human-centered solutions.
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“The Autodesk Foundation’s catalytic funding and technical support helped us prove we could manufacture a new product [a design-forward handwashing and drinking station]. Without that track record, we wouldn’t have had a proof of concept for new investors."
–Leslie Llado, Director of Global Infrastructure and Product Development, Splash
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We leverage our unique expertise and perspective to respond to unexpected events that negatively affect our communities, customers, and employees globally.
In fiscal year 2022, the Autodesk Foundation’s portfolio of nonprofits and startups achieved the following:
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