Support the future of design

Since its founding in 1937 as the New Bauhaus, IIT Institute of Design  has helped define what it means to design. Through the decades, the generous support of alumni and friends have played a critical role in ID’s advancement through funding faculty positions, student fellowships, research, improved facilities and more. ID is a full-time program that attracts great applicants who, for the most part, are several years into a career. They quit their jobs—many moving across the country or around the world—to join our community for two or three years.

Fellowships often provide the means to enable excellent applicants accepted to our program to make this life-changing choice.

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Supporting organizations

ID enjoys the support of distinguished individuals from industry and design, from organizations, and from those who have served on its Board of Overseers. The entire ID community–faculty, staff, alumni, students, and friends–recognizes and appreciates the impact of your giving. Thank you.

Abbott Laboratories Fund
Accenture, LLP
ACCO North America
Aetna Foundation, Inc.
Aldus Corporation
Alias Research, Inc.
Alias Wavefront
Ameritech Foundation
Aon Foundation
Arthur Andersen LLP
AT&T Foundation
Autodesk, Inc.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bose Corporation
BP Amoco Foundation, Inc.
Center for Access to the Courts through Technology
Chicago Loop Alliance
Chicago Metropolis 2020
Crate and Barrel
Cross Creek Foundation
Design Innovation (HK) Ltd
Eastman Kodak Company
Ernst & Young LLP
FMC Foundation
General Electric Foundation
Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Limited
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies In The Fine Arts
Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hirano & Associates, Inc.
Honeywell Foundation
Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation
IBM Corporate Design Strategy
IDEO, Inc.
Integrien Corp.
International Business Machines Corporation
Interval Research Corporation
ITW Foundation
Lante Corporation
LG Electronics , Inc.
Lion Brothers Company Inc.
Masco Corporation

Mattel, Inc.
McCain Foods
Microsoft Corporation
Motorola Foundation
Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector
Motorola, Inc.
Nabisco Brands, Inc.
National Center for State Courts
National Park Foundation
OXO International
Pitney Bowes, Inc.
RTC Industries, Inc.
Safeco Insurance Company of America
SAP Labs
SECURA Insurance
Segal Family Foundation
Silicon Graphics Computer System
Smart Design
Steelcase Foundation
Steelcase, Inc.
Target Corporation
Texas Instruments, Inc.
The Chicago Community Trust
The Jentes Family Foundation
The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
The Kara Foundation
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Toyota Motor Engineering & MFG North America, Inc.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Unilever Home & Personal Care North America
University of Chicago
USA Education Trust Fund
USG Interiors Industries
Vocollect, Inc.
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
William Blair & Company
Wilton Industries, Inc.
Zebra Technologies Corporation


More Information

For more information about how to support fellowships and other programs contact us.