The Foundation operates from The AATCC Technical Center located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. Because the influence and activities of the Association extend far beyond the borders of North America, the Foundation solicits funds worldwide. Individual scholarship criteria varies.
AATCC Foundation Inc. was founded in May 1997. With its own board of directors, the Foundation operates independently in the furtherance of the charitable mission of AATCC. The members of the board of directors represent a broad cross-section of textile, retail, chemical industry experts, and other senior business leaders with interests in many different aspects of textile design, materials, processing, and testing.
It's mission was: To help promote the science and knowledge of textile design, coloration, materials, processing, and testing; To promote continued education and provide educational assistance; To conduct and communicate research (research findings will be available to the general public); and To conduct other charitable activities related to textile science and design.