The IDC Foundation is a New York City-based charitable institution exempt from tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its mission is as follows:
Provide Funding for Scholarships – to help undergraduate and professional students preparing for careers in fields relating to architectural design, engineering, and building construction to pay for their education at tax-exempt institutions;
Provide Funding for Fellowships – to enhance student educational opportunities in those fields through fellowships supervised or approved by such educational institutions;
Provide Grants – to such educational institutions to (a) encourage and support students pursuing careers in those fields – through such activities as travel and other student experiences and (b) support research and educational programs relevant to the architectural design, engineering, and building construction industries.
Founded in 2015, the IDC Foundation is the legacy of the Institute of Design and Construction, which provided educational programs in fields relating to architectural design and building construction until 2015 in Brooklyn, NY. The IDC Foundation’s funding was made possible by a grant from the Institute to carry on its educational mission to provide training in those fields and create new avenues for learning that improve and add to understanding of practices in them.