2016-2020 Mensa Foundation Strategic Plan


We envision a society where intellectually gifted people are celebrated, nurtured, and supported.


Benefit Society by inspiring and empowering intellectually gifted people.


  • Raise enough funds annually to increase the average amount of each scholarship that the Foundation designates to $750.
  • Increase public and Mensa member awareness enough to double the number of applicants.

Awards & Recognition

Our awards will recognize worthy people and special accomplishments, inform and involve the community at large, and provide fundraising opportunities for the Foundation.


The improved relationship with the American Mensa Committee and International Board of Directors (facilitated by designated people in each local group, region and national Mensa) results in a wide base of supporters, donors, spokespeople and evangelists for the Foundation.

Education Outreach & Mensa Research Journal

  • All current and future programs will have a valuation process in place that looks at key data points including responses from stakeholders for effectiveness and impact.
  • Identify key partnership opportunities that either enhance or complement the current objective and cultivate those relationships.

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