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The Henry Ford Innovation Project
https://www.theinnovationproject.org/

Inside every child
is the potential
to change the world


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The Innovation Project is a $150 million comprehensive campaign to build digital and experiential learning tools, programs and initiatives to advance innovation, invention and entrepreneurship. In doing so, we will achieve greater accessibility, inclusivity and exposure to unlock the potential of the next generation.

CAMPAIGN PRIORITIESLETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

A NATION
AT A
CROSSROADS

WHY NOW

As a nation, our innovation potential is vital — and at risk. This risk comes at a time when the challenges facing our society have never been more complex. At The Henry Ford, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to realize their potential.

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A FORCE
FOR
CHANGE

WHY US

Inspired by Henry Ford’s vision, today we are beginning to advance a commitment to change lives and help shape a better future through leveraging the power of our collections.

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FROM
ARCHIVE
TO IMPACT

WHY GIVE

Through The Innovation Project, students, inventors, entrepreneurs and the workforce of tomorrow will access The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation, activating our content in ever-expanding ways for generations to come.

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REAL STORIES OF IMPACT

Innovation Generation: Ishani

Ishani was born a barrier breaker. Weighing a slight 1.5 pounds at birth, she spent the first few months of her life in the NICU at St. John Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan. As a result of her premature birth, Ishani has a condition that requires her to wear leg braces and receive frequent treatments and physical therapy. This never slowed her down. Read more about Ishani…

Each of the students we showcase is beginning a journey. We’re fortunate to have met them and to have been able to support them in a variety of ways. We see their promise. We share their dreams. We look forward to following their journeys and seeing where they take us.

Meet the Innovators
REAL STORIES OF IMPACT

Innovation Generation: Will

Will is a throwback. Spend five minutes with this plainspoken high-school student at Henry Ford Academy and you quickly learn he is an old soul. Frank Sinatra’s crooning, 1950s-era design, Charles and Ray Eames, and urban planning are all at the center of his universe. Read more about Will...

Each of the students we showcase are beginning a journey. We’re fortunate to have met them and to have been able to support them in a variety of ways. We see their promise. We share their dreams. We look forward to following their journeys and seeing where they take us.

Meet the Innovators
REAL STORIES OF IMPACT

Innovation Generation: Sylvia

Sylvia is soft-spoken and deep-thinking. Reserved but driven. She believes that life is about more than yourself and when opportunity knocks, you answer. Read more about Sylvia...

Each of the students we showcase are beginning a journey. We’re fortunate to have met them and to have been able to support them in a variety of ways. We see their promise. We share their dreams. We look forward to following their journeys and seeing where they take us.

Meet the Innovators

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Your donation will help ensure America has the best talent to shape a better future.

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From Investment to Impact.

Check back periodically to monitor progress toward our $150 million funding goal.

RAISED

$91,500,000

TO GO

$58,500,000

of $150,000,000