MAJOR GRANTS FOR INDUSTRY CAUSES

The MPI Foundation builds partnerships to inspire idea exchanges and to develop professional tools and research that enrich our industry.

 

Major grants may be awarded to any program that furthers its mission and is offered by either an organization which is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or (2) an organization which is not described in this section but uses such funding and financial support for the MPI Foundation’s mission.

Grants over $5,000 USD are awarded by the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees.

 

$561k
MPI MAJOR GRANTS AWARDED IN 2020


$57k
MPI MAJOR GRANTS AWARDED IN 2019


$106k
MPI MAJOR GRANTS AWARDED IN 2018


$94k
MPI MAJOR GRANTS AWARDED IN 2017


 

 

INDUSTRY GRANT STORIES

United States Economic Impact Study

United States Economic Impact Study

By MPI Foundation

MPI Foundation made possible important research on the meeting and events industry economic Impact. The research helped bring important data to light including Key findings from a new report show how face-to-face meetings and business events support 5.9 million jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars in annual revenue.

Data for the report was compiled through a nationwide survey of meeting planners, exhibitors and venues and represents almost 9,000 domestic business travelers, almost 50,000 international air travelers and 11,000 hotels.

The cumulative economic impact of face-to-face meetings and events is hard to deny. Results show that every dollar spent on face-to-face meetings and business events generates an additional $1.60 in benefits for the U.S. economy – a 160 percent return on investment.

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MPI Foundation

The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships. The not-for-profit organization also propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding important and quality research initiatives.

 


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