Adding value to education From funding scholarships to supporting social initiatives, the IE Foundation continuously contributes to the development of the IE community.


The IE Foundation Vision

The IE Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to enhance IE’s impact through the application of its own resources and collaboration with strategic partners.

Created in 1997, the Foundation has been actively promoting the institution’s values of entrepreneurship, diversity, inclusivity and innovation for over twenty years, with special emphasis placed on the humanities as a fundamental aspect of our approach to higher education. Our actions and objectives can be grouped into four main areas:

  • Providing resources and creating both inhouse and collaborative initiatives that improve the quality of education at IE.
  • Supporting applied research projects with high social and educational impact that add value to the academic community and society at large.
  • Funding scholarship programs for talented individuals.
  • Fostering a culture of social awareness and community engagement by promoting social action initiatives that support diversity and cross-cultural communication.

All of this is made possible by the constant support of IE students, families, alumni, staff and partners. Their generosity is the driving force behind the success of the IE Foundation. With the support of this incredible community, we work tirelessly to reach our goals, improve our operations, promote our values and broaden the educational and professional opportunities available to all.

Supporting innovation in the 21st century

For over two decades, the IE Foundation has been working to develop initiatives that promote the institution's core values.

Successful projects
Goals and results


  • ACS
  • Afrobytes
  • Air Miles
  • Alstom
  • Ashoka
  • AXA
  • Banca March
  • BID
  • CAF
  • CaixaBank Banca Privada
  • Celsia
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Cubico
  • Elecnor
  • Electrolux
  • FRV
  • Fundación Botín
  • Fundación Hay Festival España
  • Fundación Mapfre
  • Fundación Santander
  • GMV
  • HP
  • ICD
  • IBM
  • ICEX
  • Inditex
  • Islamic Development Bank
  • ING
  • JP Morgan Foundation
  • King Abdulaziz University
  • Kistefos
  • Mahou San Miguel
  • Master Card
  • Mit Legatum
  • Pfizer
  • Philyra S.A
  • REDI - Red Empresarial por la Diversidad e Inclusión LGBTI+
  • Red Eléctrica de España
  • Renfe
  • Repsol
  • Ricola
  • Sagardoy Abogados
  • Santander Universidades
  • Telefónica