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What is the ISPRS Foundation?

The ISPRS Foundation, Inc. (TIF) is an independently registered entity that has been established to provide financial assistance and in-kind support SOLELY for benevolent purposes that are pursued by The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).  TIF is a public charity formed to administer an extensive and broadly-based international program that through the raising of funds shall provide grants, scholarships, awards, training supplies and other forms of scientific assistance to qualified individuals and organizations who are pursuing and/or applying knowledge for advancing the sciences and technologies associated with the disciplines embodied by the ISPRS, especially to support those in developing countries and regions.  Through the public promotion of its philanthropic efforts TIF aims to foster greater international awareness and use of the benefits that applications of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences produce for public good and to the well-being of humanity and sustainability of the environment.

The ISPRS Foundation solicits donations and provides grants in 12 Categories of benevolence.

TIF is officially designated as a public charity formed for non-profit, educational and scientific purposes under section 501 (c) (3) of the USA Internal Revenue Code and is organized and operated exclusively for benevolent, charitable, scientific, research or educational purposes.  TIF shall not pay any salaries or travel expenses for its Trustees and it is limited to spend less than 2% of donations for administrative expenses (office operation, publicity, postage, bank fees, etc.).