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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Promote and support scholarships, educational and research opportunities for the advancement of facility management worldwide.

Results: http://www.ifmafoundation.org/files/FoundationTimeline2010.pdf

Target demographics: Facility managers world wide

Programs: Education via the Accedited Degree Program, Scholarships, Grants, research

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Pat T.

Board Member

Rating: 5

For the past several years I have been involed with the IFMA Foundation as a volunteer, Board of Trustee, executive committee member, Chair and Immediate Past Chair. Established in 1990, the IFMA Foundation is an international, non-profit organization (501 (3) (c) dedicated to advancing facility management and contributing to a more productive, sustainable built environment.

Donations to the IFMA Foundaiton support three primary focus areas: Education, Research and Scholarships.
* Education is the key to enabling growth and creating job opportunty.
* Industry-related research advances knowledge to address current needs and future challenges.
* Scholarships support students and practitioners pursuing professional growth and academic excellence.

More than 80 cents our of every dollar donated tot he IFMA Foundation goes directly to support it's programs.

My involvement with the foundation has shown me that, to the extent we can improve the design, delivery and management of facilities, we can impact the qualtiy of life where we work live and play. Being involved with the IFMA Foudnation has also demonstrated to me what dedicated, passionate people can do to improve the world. Foundation programs ensure that our knowledge and skills are in sync with the ever-evolving built environement and that the next generation will be stronger and more influential as a result of the work we do today.

Our ongoing challenge is to increase our revenues in order to support the remarkable programs that the IFMA Foundation supports. A grant from Guidestar would enable the continutiy and improvement of our good works.

Pat Turnbull
Immediate Past Chair, IFMA Foundation
President & COO
Kayhan International
847 987-2301 (c)

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The NV Chapter of IFMA is so dedicated to the vision and mission of The Foundation, that we're in our 6th year of hosting fundraisers; and to date have donated more than $35,000 to the cause. One of our rewards is to attend World Workplace to meet and talk with scholarship receipients, another benefit are the many tools and resources provided via The Foundation research program.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The IFMA Foundation is a tremendsou organization dedicated to the promotion of education, scholarships, and research relevant to the advancement of the facility management profession.

It has been a privilege to serve in an organization that so unselfishly gives to a profession that so often flies below the radar.

The incredible array of publications, white papers, how-to guides available is certainnly impressive. Add to that the amount dedicated to studients of the profession is wonderful. Through the scholarships and accreditdation of higher education institutions the IFMA Foundation is developing the talent pool for the next generation of facility managers.

The IFMA Foundation is a WONDERFUL organization!

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a profession, facility management has functioned under the radar for a generation. As climate change, environmental stewardship and sustainable design move to center stage, the role of the facility manager in delivering ongoing operational efficiencies and benefits is also being brought into the limelight.

Contrary to common belief; facility management is a business function, not a mechancial one. In order to satisfy the operational needs for the vast built enviornment around the world, we need to grow a new generation of facility professionals with accredited degrees and skills commensurate to the challenges ahead.

The role of the IFMA Foundation is to promote accredited degree programs, admnister scholarships, and conduct research relevant to the advancement of the profession.

As one who has witnessed the gaps in training and recognition for the profession, I support the IFMA Foundation and serve on the board of trustees to play a role in shaping the future of facilities management.

Review from Guidestar