IIE San Francisco designs, implements and manages a wide range of programs sponsored by private foundations, the U.S. government, foreign ministries and corporations. Our current and most recent sponsors include:


As one of the world's largest integrated energy companies, Chevron conducts business around the globe. Chevron has invested in initiatives that help strengthen and improve the communities where they work. A main focus of investment lies within Education, to help ensure that communities can thrive in the 21st century economy. Chevron promotes education—especially in science, technology, engineering and math—as well as career and vocational training.

Learn about the Chevron International REACH Scholarship Program


Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for its customers and partners. Cisco is a worldwide leader in networking - transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Their social investments focus on sustainable solutions that use Internet and communications technology to benefit individuals around the world.

Learn more about the E-Mediat program

Japan Intercultural Academy Of Municipalities

JIAM is a collaborative, specialized, and practical training facility, to aid the nation’s municipalities in meeting the needs of a rapidly changing environment which requires, first and foremost, a heightened degree of international understanding for the effective management of all public administration issues.

Learn more about the Japan Intercultural Academy Of Municipalities program

Mattel Children's Foundation

The Mattel Children's Foundation makes a difference in Mattel's global community by effectively serving children in need. Partnering with non-profit organizations dedicated to directly serving children, the Foundation creates joy through product donations, grant-making and the work of employee volunteers. The Foundation also enriches the lives of Mattel employees by identifying diverse volunteer opportunities and supporting their personal contributions through the matching gifts program. The Mattel Children's Foundation is active wherever Mattel employees live and work(and play!).

Learn more about the Mattel Global Scholarship Program


Microsoft is the world's largest software company, which helps to create social and economic opportunities wherever they work, live, and do business. Microsoft's citizenship efforts focus on four key areas, using its technology, people, partnerships and business to promote social good and economic opportunity – Strengthening Economies, Addressing Societal Challenges, Healthy Online Ecosystem and Operating Responsibly.

Learn about the E-Mediat program

Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is a regional program that helps citizens in the Middle East and North Africa develop more pluralistic, participatory, and prosperous societies. From within the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau at the U.S. State Department, MEPI advances U.S. foreign policy goals by supporting citizens' efforts at economic, social, and political empowerment, expanding opportunities for women and youth, and helping communities work alongside governments in shaping their own futures. MEPI has contributed over $580 million to more than 680 projects in 18 countries and territories since its establishment in 2002.

Learn about the E-Mediat program

Learn about the Women In Technology program

Learn about the Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES)

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation supports leaders and institutions working to achieve a biologically rich, sustainable world where all families can plan for their children and all children reach their potential. The Foundation's Population and Reproductive Health program funds innovative work that addresses population growth and promotes positive reproductive health, and has partnered with IIE on several programs, including the Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health Program, the Technical Assistance Program, and the new Ethiopian Women's Leadership Program, managed by IIE-Ethiopia.

Learn about the Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health Program

U.S. Department of State- Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, and peaceful relations, as mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. Striving to reflect the diversity of the United States and global society, ECA programs, funding, and other activities encourage the involvement of American and international participants from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities. ECA exchange program alumni encompass over 1 million people around the world, including more than 50 Nobel Laureates and over 350 current and former heads of state and government.

Learn about the TechWomen program

Learn about the Fulbright Program