Who We Are

Thanks to generous contributions from donors worldwide, the AIChE Foundation provides funding for impactful programs that support AIChE’s mission and promote the advancement of the chemical engineering profession, today and in the future.

Our Mission

Founded in 1990 as the philanthropic arm of AIChE, the AIChE Foundation supports programs that enable AIChE and its members to be a positive force for change through the safe and responsible practice of chemical engineering. 

How We Work

The AIChE Foundation is not a separately incorporated entity but is a business activity of AIChE. The AIChE Foundation is governed by the AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees and operates under the auspices of the AIChE Board of Directors.

The AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees is organized into five Giving Committees. Committee activities are overseen by the AIChE Foundation Executive Committee. All Foundation activity follows established operational guidelines and Bylaws. For more information about the AIChE Foundation and how you can get involved, please contact us at giving@aiche.org.  

For more information about the programs we fund, explore here.