Vision, Mission & History


Engineering Alliance Foundation Minnesota (EAFM) is the leading resource to promote education in science, technology, engineering and math.


Through fundraising and affiliations with partner organizations, Engineering Alliance Foundation Minnesota provides scholarships, grants, sponsorships and materials to support the education of students pursuing engineering as a career, as well as the continuing education of professional engineers.


Founded as the Minnesota Professional Engineers Foundation (MPEF), the Engineering Alliance Foundation Minnesota was started in 1962 to enable the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE)—now Engineering Alliance Minnesota (EAM)—to give scholarships to engineering students.

Later, the 555 Park Building in St. Paul, owned by a partnership, was sold. The money was donated to the Foundation. MnSPE President Howard Loomis’ leadership was instrumental in building the Foundation during this era.

Since then, many individuals and companies have donated to advance engineering and STEM education in Minnesota.

Today the two organizations continue to foster the next generation of engineers. Engineering Alliance Foundation Minnesota is just one of many opportunities for members of Engineering Alliance Minnesota to influence the future of engineering in Minnesota.