About the AWS Foundation
The AWS Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It supports programs to ensure the growth and development of the welding industry through research and educational opportunities. Our industry depends upon education that prepares the next generation to meet the challenges ahead.
The Foundation is led by a volunteer Board of Trustees with all administrative tasks (program development, fundraising, public relations, marketing and financial management) provided by a small development staff of the American Welding Society.