The Mensa Foundation

What is the Mensa Foundation?

One of the many ways in which Mensa benefits society is through the Mensa Foundation, which has the unique charge of inspiring and empowering intellectual giftedness. The Foundation’s work benefits individuals, groups, and the wider society by channelling gifts directly into scholarships, gifted youth and educational outreach, research, and awards.

Recognising the Importance of Teachers 

Mensans understand the importance of learners being actively challenged, nurtured, and supported in order to reach their full potential. That's why Mensans recognise the value of teachers; we know how integral teachers and other educators are to the social-emotional and intellectual development of learners. Indeed, the value of educators in society cannot be overestimated. Empowering educators, therefore, is one of the Foundation’s central missions.  

Your Support Is Invaluable

Many Mensans have dedicated their lifetimes to helping others. The Foundation applauds their efforts, and celebrates all the wonderful discoveries, ideas and achievements of both gifted learners and teachers. The Mensa Foundation has already changed many lives for the better, and benefitted society in many valuable ways. With your support, we will continue to do so for generations to come. Please consider making a donation or offering your time to this essential work.

Find out more on the Mensa Foundation website

Read Insightful and Informative Articles in the MRJ 

Published by the Mensa Foundation, the Mensa Research Journal highlights scholarly articles and recent research related to intelligence from a diverse selection of international authors. It includes relevant and timely research, specially curated for Mensans.

Recent issues have looked at:

  • Insights into math and IQ 
  • The theory of multiple intelligences
  • The connection between human and artificial intelligence


You can view some samples of the MRJ below:


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