Autodesk Foundation portfolio
We fund nonprofits and startups all over the world to accelerate design and engineering solutions focused on energy and materials, health and resilience, and work and prosperity.
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and accelerating the transition to a decarbonized economy.
Ampaire innovates at the intersection of the electric vehicle and aerospace industries by developing trusted, practical, and compelling electric aircrafts from short-haul cargo to supersonic passenger transport.
Avalanche Energy is pursuing an unprecedented approach to nuclear fusion through micro-reactors that enable rapid design, build, test cycles, and modular clean energy production to decarbonize the planet.
Balloon Tech Co., a Good Machine company, is a high-altitude balloon platform that captures earth observation data to serve as an early warning system for various public good and public interest purposes, particularly wildfire detection.
BamCore is a next-generation building technology company that manufactures bamboo-based structural building components that speed construction and shrink a building’s carbon footprint.
Climate Robotics is a venture-backed startup building heavy equipment to improve agricultural soils and fight climate change.
Closed Loop Ventures invests in early-stage companies that support and catalyze the circular economy, including sustainable consumer good companies, advanced recycling technologies, and B2B services.
Gradient Comfort is rethinking HVAC. Gradient builds products that are good for the planet and great at keeping your home comfortable, starting with a replacement for the window AC.
Sangam Ventures seeks to mitigate climate change by providing early-stage capital and technical assistance to startups that help consumers and producers make more sustainable choices.
Improving resilience in low resource communities most vulnerable to climate change.
Bridges to Prosperity works with local communities, partners, and foundations to build footbridges that connect residents to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity.
The center advocates for development solutions by educating engineering students and professionals, promoting research, and building local capacity and resiliency in developing communities.
myAgro enables smallholder farmers to use their mobile phones to save, little by little, for high-quality inputs such as seeds and fertilizer, and agricultural training.
Preparing workers to thrive in the era of automation through equity-driven, human-centered solutions.
Coalfield Development is rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up by unlocking people’s creative power to transform perceived problems into opportunities in their communities.
Hope Street Group is connecting and extending networks of employers, educators, governments and the public that will train, educate, and hire all individuals, strengthening economic opportunity for every American.
Pallet is a social purpose company on a mission to build equal opportunity access to housing and employment. For those facing a personal or natural disaster, Pallet shelters are a steppingstone out of crisis and into a life of stability.
The Industrial Commons founds and scales employee-owned social enterprises and industrial cooperatives, and supports frontline workers to build a new southern working class that erases the inequities of generational poverty and builds an economy and future for all.
Village Capital supports early-stage entrepreneurs developing critical agriculture, education, energy, financial services, and healthy solutions for underserved populations worldwide.