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Why Support the National Inventors Hall of Fame on Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global movement celebrating acts of generosity, and it is a great time to support the causes you care deeply about. When deciding how you are going to donate and select the organizations you’d like to support, consider the impact your gift will make.

When making your decision, keep in mind that many of the goals and objectives of nonprofit organizations can only be achieved with support from donors like you. Here at the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), we rely on philanthropic support from people, foundations and corporations to give children equitable access to inspiring invention education experiences, encourage emerging innovators and help us tell the stories of world-changing inventors.


Give Children Access to K-12 Education Programs

NIHF has developed and delivered inspiring STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs for more than 30 years. You can help impact more children across the country by supporting scholarships to NIHF education programs.

Your meaningful contribution will provide underserved children with equitable access to innovative learning opportunities inspired by real inventors! Thanks to charitable contributions, NIHF offers scholarships to children with financial need and reach those who are often underrepresented in STEM fields, giving them a path toward innovative career opportunities.

Thanks to our donors’ generosity, over the past five years, our donors have made scholarships available to more than 370,000 underserved children. Take a look at what families are saying about the difference a scholarship for Camp Invention® can make:

“I have three older kids, all with very different personalities, and they all absolutely LOVED Camp Invention! They loved the creative activities, the hands-on learning, the opportunity to be in person with kids from around our local area, and they absolutely love learning anything science-related. Thank you so much for a wonderful, creative and inventive camp. The discount we were able to receive via scholarships is the only way we were able to afford sending all three kids, and we are so very grateful for it. We hope to continue attending camp as long as my kids are able to!”
Addie and Kyle F., Cody, Wyoming


“My 6-year-old daughter showed little interest in STEM activities before attending Camp Invention. This camp was important to me because at the very least, I wanted her to have additional exposure to engaging STEM activities. Our world is infiltrated with so many career opportunities surrounding STEM, and I want my daughter to have the ability to pursue whatever path she dreams of. She now has such a drive to create, invent and problem solve. I'm grateful for this camp and the grant that funded her attendance.”
— Amber H., Evans, Colorado


“My son has been recently diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety disorder. It is hard for us to find activities for him to do that exercise his creativity and help rein in his hyperactivity. It was wonderful to have a program where he was able to express his imagination, his deep thinking on inventing, and be around peers with similar interests. We were able to get a scholarship which enabled us to send him, and I am so very grateful.”
—  Rachel B., Hillsboro, Oregon


Your donation helps children engage in STEM and see themselves as inventors and creative thinkers! With your help, we hope to see this number continue to grow as we provide opportunities to more children.


Support the Content Development of Our Programs

To contribute to the development of our ecosystem of education programs, you can also choose to direct your gift to the NIHF Annual Fund. Donations to this fund fuel new curriculum development and provide hands-on materials, literacy tools, language translations and accessibility options for NIHF programs in communities nationwide.


Reward the Brightest Collegiate Inventors

The Collegiate Inventors Competition® (CIC) is an annual competition encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity among university students. As CIC Finalists present their cutting-edge inventions, they receive feedback from NIHF Inductees and United States Patent and Trademark Office officials, and they can win both cash prizes and opportunities to accelerate the patent process. Your gift to CIC empowers bright young minds to produce solutions to real-world problems.


Honor the World’s Greatest Inventors

Our annual Induction Ceremony honors legendary inventors whose work has changed our world, advanced our society and improved our lives. Your support of the ceremony creates opportunities for NIHF to foster ongoing collaboration with NIHF Inductees. That means your gift also helps bring Inductees’ insights to our education programs — inspiring the next generation of inventors.


Invest in the Future by Giving to NIHF

Your meaningful gift powers the future of innovation. To learn how you can give to NIHF, we invite you to visit our Donations Page.

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