About Us

Founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the ASCE Foundation has inspired a generous spirit of giving, amounting to more than $40 million in support of our vision to build a better world.

Contributions to the ASCE Foundation provide generous support to ASCE for programs focused on: student activities, leadership, education, and infrastructure, innovation and sustainability initiatives.

The Foundation has provided philanthropic support to a variety of key projects impacting the profession including: Dream Big; Engineering Our World, the giant screen film, education and outreach programs, the Report Card on America’s Infrastructure, ExCEEd teaching workshops for engineering educators, leadership workshops and conferences, the SEI Futures Fund to advance the strategic initiatives of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute, and numerous student competitions, including the National Concrete Canoe Competition, AEI Student Design Competition, and CI Student Days that inspire future civil engineers.

ASCE Foundation is led by the Foundation Board and governed by the Foundation Bylaws.

Our Vision

The ASCE Foundation provides support for ASCE programs that enhance quality of life, promote the profession, advance technical practices, and prepare civil engineers for tomorrow.

Our Mission

The ASCE Foundation develops resources to build a stronger profession to meet tomorrow’s national and global challenges.

What We Fund

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. Grants may be distributed to ASCE programs and occasionally to ASCE sections and branches, with the approval of the ASCE Foundation Board of Directors.

Explore the Programs We Support