“It is important to leave a great country for our children. It may be even more important to leave great children for our country.”
- Nancy Conrad
About the Conrad Foundation
The Conrad Foundation is the only not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization of its kind whose programs combine education, innovation and entrepreneurship to inspire solutions for achieving global sustainability.
Students who participate in our programs learn design thinking skills, reap the benefits of multidisciplinary learning experiences, and are introduced to the tools that will help them participate and succeed in the knowledge based economy. The Conrad Foundation’s flagship program is the Spirit of Innovation Challenge, an annual competition that challenges teams of high school students to create commercially viable products to address issues of global sustainability for the benefit of humanity.
The Conrad Foundation is based on the rich legacy of the late Apollo 12 astronaut and entrepreneur, Charles “Pete” Conrad. His wife, education activist Nancy Conrad, founded the organization in 2008.
Visit the Conrad Foundation website for more information.