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

Finding and Creating the Next Generation of Inventors

Why the Future of Invention, STEM, and Our Children Depends on Advancing Equity

Why Every STEM Graduate Needs to Be Environmentally Focused

The Foundation is working with ABET to support environmentally responsible engineering

How To Keep Kids Inspired During Quarantine

“STEM-thusiast” Nate Ball Recommends Shifting Gears and Thinking Like an Inventor

What Tomorrow’s Innovators Need Today

VentureWell’s Phil Weilerstein provides perspective from 25 years of supporting invention entrepreneurship

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