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International Interior Design Association

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The IIDA Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to advance Interior Design through education, research, and knowledge to benefit IIDA and the Interior Design profession.

The Foundation, under the guidance of its Board of Trustees, works in collaboration with IIDA to support the strategic plan of the Association.

IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship Fund and John J. Nelson Sr. Scholarship Fund

With a strong commitment to increasing diversity in the design profession, IIDA is pleased to announce the establishment of two significant education funds that will be made available through the IIDA Foundation: the IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship Fund established with an initial $50,000 donation from IA Interior Architects and the John J. Nelson Sr. Scholarship Fund established through the personal donation of $50,000 by John Nelson Sr.

Both education funds were announced at the IIDA Annual Meeting in June 2018, and details on initial application information for each will be available by fall 2018.

2017 Designing for the Future Campaign  

The Foundation Trustees would like to thank all IIDA Members and Chapters that contributed to the 2017 campaign.

The funds raised from the 2017 campaign will support two initiatives. Due to requests from many members, the funds raised will again be directed to the NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund. To date, 154 members from 28 chapters have received financial assistance from the Foundation upon passing the exam.

In addition, the Trustees have also added a new initiative to sponsor five IIDA Student Members for an all-expenses paid trip to the 2018 IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter’s Student Conference, Jan. 31 - Feb. 2. For each chapter that met its 2017 goal, that chapter was able to nominate two IIDA Students for a chance to attend.

The Trustees of the IIDA Foundation are sincerely grateful to the IIDA Members and Chapters for their ongoing and constant support of this annual campaign.

See the results of the 2017 Designing for the Future Campaign.

IIDA Chapter Programs

IIDA Chapters establish annual programs to provide opportunities for IIDA Members.  A list of participating Chapters are listed on the left.

To learn more, contact Aisha Williams, senior director of industry relations and special events, at

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NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund

Learn more about how IIDA Associate Members can apply for financial assistance upon passing all three parts of the NCIDQ Exam!