Mensa has three stated goals:
• To identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity,
• To encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence, and
• To promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its members.
To foster activities that support those goals, American Mensa provides a number of outlets for members to help in their communities.
The Mensa Education and Research Foundation sponsors scholarships and programs for gifted children, rewards excellence in research on giftedness and intelligence, presents awards for education and social improvement, and publishes the Mensa Research Journal.
Mensa's Gifted Youth Resource Program provides information on gifted youth to parents, teachers and schools. Mensans also participate in Project Inkslinger, which helps restock and rebuild libraries and schools in need.
Also, our Local Groups volunteer for community-oriented activities that are important them, including public television pledge drives and scholarship fund-raisers, and recognized annually for their involvement.
Learn more about Mensa's Community Service Awards.