Why Donate?

Your support directly benefits young creatives who may never have heard of industrial design and those already in college, preparing for their design career. Looking ahead, our vision includes expanding our programming to benefit K-12 students through academic engagement and activities. Any future growth is largely dependent on contributions from individuals and corporations who are aligned with our mission and share our passion for equitable industrial design education.

 

Design Foundation believes that engaging individuals from diverse backgrounds and providing more design education access points will strengthen and advance the industrial design profession. In partnering with the Industrial Designers Society of America's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, we will continuously ensure these values are upheld and practiced.​

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Help us meet our $50,000 donation goal in 2021.

Donations can be made at any time throughout the year and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

 

Donations are also accepted by mail with a check made payable to Design Foundation. Send to:

 

Industrial Designers Society of America
Attention: Design Foundation
950 Herndon Parkway, Suite 250
Herndon, VA 20170

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How your donations are used

Annual
Programming
Operations & Infrastructure
Investment in
Future Initiatives

What past donors say about Design Foundation​​

"I'm pleased to support Design Foundation and initiatives that proactively position the Industrial Designers Society of America to be a consequential organization for the future of design and society."
 
- Dorothy (Dee) Dunn, IDSA
"I support IDSA’s Design Foundation mission to assist underrepresented and economically disadvantaged individuals with access to design education, events and resources."
 
- Aziza Cyamani, IDSA
"As an IDSA member, I believe in the benefits of contributing to the Design Foundation. Through the Design Foundation, IDSA serves as an essential common ground for the design industry where crucial connections are forged. Their efforts to provide support and put on events for members and students, especially throughout the pandemic, benefit the design community as a whole."
 
- Yi-Ping Wong, IDSA
"Donating to IDSA's Design Foundation is how I make sure I'm investing in the future of design education. The work IDSA is doing is worth the investment. Thank you IDSA for paving the path for many of us to have the tools and resources to succeed."
 
- Hector Silva