The "Heart of the Profession"
Foundation was settled as a Charitable Trust in 2004 to provide relief to Members and their families who have
suffered misfortune. It also took on a wider public-good
role on behalf of the engineering profession.
is funded from donations and bequests which are invested to grow and provide a regular income stream. The funds
must be used by its Trustees for purposes
in pursuit of the Foundation's Objectives.
To encourage New Zealand school leavers into tertiary education
in engineering and technology
To educate New Zealanders on the role of technology and engineering
in sustainable economic, environmental and social development
To educate New Zealanders on significant engineering and technological
achievements that form part of New Zealand’s national
To further, in New Zealand, the development and practical
application of scientific knowledge in engineering or technology
for the wider public good
To assist, in New Zealand, Members suffering hardship due
to physical or mental sickness, disability or incapacity to
participate in education or rehabilitation programmes that
enable them to resume a career
To promote the relief of poverty, in New Zealand, among Members
or their dependents arising from age, physical or mental sickness,
disability or incapacity or death of the Member concerned.
Donate/Bequeath a contribution to the Foundation - As a Charitable Trust, all donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible.