Legal Status

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is an independent entity incorporated in the state of California as a public benefit corporation. ESW is a registered 501(c)(3) organization under US law, with federal EIN 46-3391142. Donations to ESW are tax-deductible, and you should consult an accountant about how your donation may affect your taxes.

Disclaimer of Liability

Chapters of ESW are autonomous organizations of individuals that may have formal status under other institutions such as colleges and universities, or may be unincorporated associations. ESW is not responsible and cannot be held liable for the impacts and results of chapter projects, whether national and international. While ESW may provide access to potential partner organizations and guidance materials, these should not be construed as constituting control over the results of projects. In the case of international projects, individuals participate based on individual choices, and ESW will accept no liability for injuries or damages caused as a result of chapter travel or project implementations.

IRS Filings:

1023 Application for Tax Exemption


990 Filings:

Fiscal Year 2015 (2014-2015)


Institutional Documents:

Articles of Incorporation


Adopted Board Policies

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