The Lemelson Foundation

Portland, OR |
Assets: $358,586,796
Total Giving: $10,148,449

The foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives, by inspiring and enabling the next generation of inventors and invention based enterprises to promote economic growth in the U.S. and social and economic progress for the poor in developing countries. Established by prolific U.S. inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy in 1992. To date the foundation has provided or committed more than $175 million in grants and PRIs in support of its mission.