History of PMIEF

For nearly 30 years, PMIEF has helped put youth on the path to success by incorporating project management skills into their daily lives.


From 1990 to today’s thriving global network of staff and volunteers, PMIEF has always maintained and delivered on one core principle … the promise to use Project Management for Social Good®. As the philanthropic arm of PMI, PMIEF was originally established to manage the generous scholarship funds donated by grateful members and organizations. Today, the foundation has grown to reach over 200,000 youth per year across the globe and continues to provide valuable scholarships and awards, along with over 30 educational resources and guides offered in multiple languages. 

PMIEF also works with powerful global nonprofit partners to help youth build life skills through project management. These strategic partnerships allow us to impact even more lives, reach more communities, and grow the next generation of confident, creative leaders.

Meet PMIEF’s volunteer board of directors and learn more about our Mission and Story.

Take a look at the infographic below to see PMIEF by the Numbers and get a feel for how far we’ve come and the impact we’ve had on youth and communities around the world.

(or download the infographic as a PDF)

PMIEF 30th Anniversary infographic


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