Make a Donation

The IEEE Foundation now invites you to fuel IEEE Smart Village’s proven model of success by participating in the multi-million dollar humanitarian initiative and fundraising strategy now underway.

Building on the success of the proven pilots, IEEE Smart Village’s campaign goal is to raise a minimum of $10 million.

Donations can be made to the IEEE Smart Village Fund of the IEEE Foundation, an organization qualified under U.S. Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) to receive tax-deductible contributions in the United States. (In other countries, please check with your local tax adviser.)

Homework by Light - Muhuru Bay
Children studying by the light powered by IEEE Smart Village. Date: 2015. Location: Kenya. Photo by: Steve Szablya.

The IEEE Smart Village Fundraising Campaign

Donate Icon - Lightbulb Providing access to basic electrical services for 50 million people by 2025
Solar Panel Icon Fueling continued innovation in the electrical systems being deployed
Raising awareness and excitement in schools and universities regarding the potential of engineering
Expanding partners involved, including governments, multinational corporations and foundations

There are different levels of donor recognition for those interested in supporting IEEE Smart Village. The IEEE Foundation annually recognizes all donors (individuals, corporations, organizations, and foundations) who give cumulative cash gifts of $100 or more during a calendar year. The different levels of sponsorship, include:

The Leadership Association

President’s Circle $100,000 and up
Council of Honor $50,000 – $99,999
Benefactor $25,000 – $49,999
Leader $10,000 – $24,999
Patron $5,000 – $9,999
Associate $2,500 – $4,999
Sponsor $1,000 – $2,499

The Advocates Association

Platinum Advocate $750 – $999
Gold Advocate $500 – $749
Silver Advocate $250 – $499
Bronze Advocate $100 – $249

IEEE Circle of Honor (Institutional Donors)

 COULOMB $10,000,000 and up
Ampére $5,000,000 – $9,999,999
Ohm $1,000,000 – $4,999,999
Gauss $500,000 – $999,999
Boole $250,000 – $499,999
Kirchhoff $100,000 – $249,999

Giving Level Benefits

$200,000 Funds the total two-year program deployment of the IEEE Smart Village program with a local NGO in a country
$100,000 Sets up a local Energy Entrepreneur with a complete, financially self-sustaining mini-franchise with 3+ SunBlazers in a region to serve the needs via microgrids, battery kits, stand-alone home solar systems to bring light and modest power to serve more than 1,000 villagers and market shops
$25,000 Provides a complete SunBlazer II with a Village Market Center Microgrid, up to 100 portable battery and light kits with cell phone recharging, to serve 600 people lighting up an entire village
$10,000 Provides the hardware for the SunBlazer LITE delivered in-country with 40 portable battery and light kits impacting the lives of up to 250 people
$1,000 Provides 20 solar portable battery and light kits and impact the lives of 120 to 200 villagers
$500 Pays the tuition for one qualified energy entrepreneur to IEEE Smart Village’s “Learning Beyond the Light Bulb” in-country vocational training program
$250 Provides a self-contained stand-alone home solar system for a cluster of homes with 10 bulbs, a portable battery kit and solar panel that serves up to 60 people
$100 Provides a portable battery and light kit with cell phone recharging for a villager’s home that serves six to 10 people