Autodesk Inc from its barrio has announced the launch of Autodesk Foundation which will invest in and support efforts and initiatives of the most impactful nonprofit organizations using the power of design technology to be able to assist solve epic challenges, such as climate change, access to water, and healthcare, among others.
In partnership with the company, the Autodesk Foundation will afford select design-oriented grantees with software, training and financial support. This global program also takes account of Autodesk’s commitment to donating $7.5 million in software to at least 500 non-profits in the first year.
The Autodesk Foundation is a newly created 501c3 private foundation that supports design-driven Nonprofit organizations in India, Africa, Haiti, amongst others. It is a tax-free nonprofit legal entity governed separately from Autodesk Inc. As a private foundation, it is funded wholly by Autodesk, Inc. and the Board of Directors are all Autodesk executives.