We are a catalyst for impact inventions

Driving lasting social, economic and environmental benefits

Our broad partner network fosters an enabling environment by inspiring youth to become inventors, increasing access to invention and entrepreneurship education, and supporting the launch, early incubation and mentoring of invention-based enterprises.

Exponential Impact

Our grantees are delivering invention education programming and cultivating a new generation of invention-based entrepreneurs well beyond the borders of our geographic focus areas. We are one of many funders that support these efforts locally and globally.

Impact Spotlights

Fighting Global Infant Mortality Through Hypothermia Detection

Biomechanical engineer Ratul Narain shares his path to developing lifesaving neonatal devices and their impact on newborn health across the globe.

Engineer and Children’s Author Arlyne Simon Breaking Barriers for Female Patent Holders

Simon describes her own invention journey and how she works to inspire other young women and girls to enter STEM fields.

From Plastic Surgeon-in-Training to Inventor: How a Family Tragedy Led One Latina to Improve Lung Disease Diagnosis for the World

Dr. Maria Artunduaga shares her journey from becoming a surgeon to creating affordable medical technology as an entrepreneur and inventor.

Going Beyond the Horizon

Inventor Jim West shares his lifelong journey of invention, including his passion for fostering mentorship and diversity in STEM fields.

Featured Grantee Profiles

May 1, 2019

SELCO Foundation: Improving lives and livelihoods in India with clean energy solutions

April 19, 2019

Oregon MESA: Providing students in Oregon underrepresented in STEM with invention education opportunities

November 1, 2018

Gearbox: Improving the ecosystem for hardware inventor entrepreneurs in East Africa

September 15, 2018

The Henry Ford-STEMIE: Supporting invention and entrepreneurship education for U.S. K-12 students