ACI Foundation

Mission: The ACI Foundation promotes progress, innovation, and collaboration in the concrete industry through strategic investments in research, scholarships, and ideas.

Vision: Advancing the world through innovative concrete solutions.

Our volunteers and staff work to further our fundamental tenet - getting knowledge into practice.

Making an Impact

Thanks to our scholarship and fellowship donors, many students like Nancy Kachouh have been able to achieve their career goals and positively change their communities. You can read Kachouh's full story by clicking here.

NEW! CMEC Veterans Rebate for ACI Certification

The ACI Foundation is proud to announce a new program that administers rebates to U.S. military veterans who obtain ACI Certification. The program is funded by a $50,000 donation from CMEC Holdings, Inc. (CMEC). The rebate program is available to veterans who have been honorably discharged from service and have obtained certification in any of ACI’s 26 programs through any of ACI’s 130+ Certification Sponsoring Groups on or after June 1, 2018.

Concrete Research Council

The Concrete Research Council advances the knowledge and sustainable aspects of concrete materials, construction, and structures by soliciting, selecting, financing, and publishing research.

Strategic Development Council

The Strategic Development Council brings together all facets of the concrete industry to facilitate the advancement of concrete technology.

Scholarship Council

The Scholarship Council supports our future concrete innovators and leaders by administering fellowships and scholarships to students.

Concrete Legacy Society

The Legacy Society is for planned giving.



The ACI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute.

Help Fund Our Mission

The ACI Foundation awards more than $200,000 annually to students to both further their studies, and which provides professional exposure to the concrete industry and ACI by funding their travel to attend a number of ACI Concrete Convention and Expositions.

Further, the Foundation approved $335,000 in grant funding among six research projects in 2019. “Your generosity will boost the impact that the ACI Foundation’s funding will have on the concrete industry,” stated Joe Bracci, past CRC Chair.

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