Foundational Giving


Andy Ryan

Andy Ryan

The Media Lab's Office of Development welcomes support from private foundations for general operating revenue for specific research areas, faculty, and students. 

We partner with MIT's Office of Foundation Relations to optimize a foundation’s philanthropic intent for the Media Lab.

If you are affiliated with a foundation and want to learn more about the Media Lab, we can help you match your interests to our projects and programs. We can also arrange for you to meet with faculty, students, and staff.

40 for 40

The 40 for 40 Drive celebrates the MIT Media Lab's 40th anniversary in 2025, focusing on innovation, professorships, fellowships, and research in critical areas like AI, sustainability, and creativity to enhance the human experience.

Don’t hesitate to contact the Media Lab’s Director of Development, David Cave, at or 617-324-3786.

Affiliate Foundation Members

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Endowment and Naming Grant Donors

Asahi Broadcasting Corporation 
Armand and Celeste Bartos 
Benesse Corporation
Joseph Chung
CSK Holdings Corporation 
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. 
Informatix, Inc.
The LEGO Group
Dorothy Lemelson
LG Electronics, Inc.
MasterCard International 
Misawa Homes
Motorola, Inc.
Masanori Nagashima 1976 
NEC Corporation
Isao Okawa 
Jeffrey L. Silverman 1968 
Sony Corporation 
Swatch AG
Toshiba Corporation 
Philippe Villers

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