About the Foundation



Our mission is to provide educational advancement, leadership development, and research opportunities to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession.


  • Research – a thought leader in the profession, the Foundation supports quality, ground-breaking research. We focus on risk-assessment, sustainability, and global governance, shoring up the profession for long-term growth and impact. Programs include the Liberty Mutual Research Fellowship, the Foundation Research Grant Program, and the RAND Institute collaboration.
  • Education – the Foundation has awarded hundreds of scholarships and grants to students and professionals, contributing to our vision of a well-credentialed and highly educated workforce of professionals. Other programs include the Family Scholarship Fund, which offers educational financial assistance to families who have lost a loved one in a workplace incident, and ABET accreditation support program.
  • Leadership Development - the generation of young men and women that is just beginning their career in SH&E will become the leaders of today. Supporting these young professionals on their path through the Future Safety Leaders Conference and the Next Generation Board is a large focus of the Foundation's efforts.


Chartered in 1990 by the ASSE Board of Directors, the Foundation exists to provide programs and opportunities to advance the safety profession. Focusing on research and education, the Foundation leads on research initiatives that benefit the global community, while also providing educational opportunities and financial resources to benefit safety professionals and their families.

The ASSE Foundation receives contributions from corporations, individual members, family of ASSE members, and ASSE Chapters and Regions interested in supporting the safety, health and environmental profession.

The Foundation is exempt from taxation under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Generally, contributions to the Foundation are considered charitable contributions under IRC Section 170 and are tax deductible as provided by law. Please consult your tax advisor with any questions.


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