Private Foundations

Private Foundations

IIE partners with private foundations to develop programs that address key challenges – such as social justice, workforce development, and education capacity building – around the world. .

IIE's private foundation programs include initiatives to provide higher education opportunities to outstanding individuals from disadvantaged groups, leadership training for emerging leaders, strategic gatherings of experts, training in leadership and organizational effectiveness, rescuing scholars and students in need, and assistance with outreach to accomplished artists, scholars, and researchers. IIE also works with private foundations to increase opportunities for Americans to study, teach, and conduct research abroad

Among many others, the Institute works with:

All of these initiatives are defined by the following key features:

  • Global Reach and Experience. IIE works with people from all backgrounds and world regions and is sensitive to the needs of various cultures and demographics.
  • Sponsor Focus. IIE is committed to each funder’s vision and works closely with them to brand programs, develop program policies, design reporting tools, and monitor program achievements and results.
  • Commitment to Global Leadership. IIE programs focus on developing the skills and abilities of young individuals and preparing them for future leadership roles and workplace success.
  • Involvement of Key Stakeholders. IIE includes local stakeholders in important grant activities and implementation, and works with local personnel to build capacity to assume project functions.
  • Transparency. IIE has a strong record of developing transparent, clear, and fair outreach and selection processes.
  • Technological Innovation and Administrative Efficiency. IIE is at the forefront of technological innovation in scholarship management and has developed highly refined financial and grant management systems. IIE utilizes key social media to network students and alumni.
    • gates-foundation

      The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.

    • Ibrahim Foundation

      The Ibrahim Family Foundation focuses on improving international cultural awareness through educational exchange.

    • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

      The Packard Foundation works to improve the lives of children and conserve and restore the earth's natural systems.

    • Logo: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

      The Mellon Foundation seeks to build and strengthen institutions.

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    Jonah Kokodyniak
    Deputy Vice President,
    Strategic Development

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