Submissions for ASAE Foundation’s Innovation Grants Program Available for Associations

July 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — ASAE Foundation is accepting applications for its Innovation Grants Program (IGP) through September 30. Celebrating its fifth year, IGP is a program that provides monetary awards to support innovation exploration and development in the association community. These grants are funded through a major grant from the SunTrust Foundation and additional support from Whiteford, Taylor, & Preston L.L.P. and other donors.

There will be up to four grants awarded in three categories: travel, exploration, and hybrid (a combination of travel and exploration). Grant recipients will receive awards up to $10,000.

The Innovation Grant Program has been a great resource for our community because associations created new programs and services that benefited our members and communities. We appreciate the support from SunTrust Foundation, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P and others who have contributed to the program. I encourage our members to apply, so they can continue to innovate and deliver tremendous results,” said Chair-Elect, ASAE Chair of ASAE Foundation Scott Wiley, FASAE, CAE, President & CEO, Ohio Society of CPAs. 

Individuals from professional or trade associations, nonprofits, association industry partners, and consulting companies that serve the association community are eligible to apply, and applicants or applicant teams must include at least one ASAE member. The ASAE Foundation is looking for proactive and creative ideas that help propel association management in such areas as leadership development, technology, marketing, membership and community engagement, product development, and business practices.

The programs and services our members develop impacts everyone on a daily basis. ASAE Foundation strives to educate our community about the different approaches associations are using to implement projects, ideas and services. These grants have benefited our members because they are able to try new ideas and share their results, which is an invaluable resource,” said ASAE Executive Vice President and President of the ASAE Foundation Susan Robertson, CAE.

Criteria and details about the application process are on For questions regarding the innovation grants, please contact Dr. Sharon E. Moss, CAE, at

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE, 202-326-9505

About ASAE and the ASAE Foundation

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 9,300 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit