IFMA Foundation Visit the foundation’s website » The IFMA Foundation’s purpose is to provide greater resources and educational opportunities to facility management professionals and those who support the FM industry. Mission Position facility management as a career of choice by promoting and supporting educational opportunities, related scholarships and research initiatives worldwide. Purpose Foster FM workforce development by collaborating with higher education institutions worldwide on FM degree programs, FM student scholarships and FM research. IFMA Foundation Programs Education – The foundation promotes higher FM education through its Accredited Degree Program. Scholarships – The foundation supports aspiring and practicing FMs in their efforts to reach higher, go further and make a difference. Research – The foundation conducts research significant to the advancement of the profession.