The Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum is a 509(a)(3) nonprofit organization that provides scholarships and educational grants to students and organizations committed to the specialized training of skills and trades vital to the collector vehicle industry.
Carrying on the mission and legacy of the former Collectors Foundation, which was established by Hagerty in 2005, the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum supports the education of young people ages 14 to 25 and prepares them for careers in vehicle preservation and restoration.
As the legacy organization of the Hagerty Education Program, the Collectors Foundation has awarded $2.75 million in grants and scholarships
The mission of the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum is to promote interest in collectible vehicles by developing the next generation of enthusiasts in the following ways:
- Support education and training of youth in the manual arts between the ages of 14 and 25.
- Work to ensure no skill is lost, no master craftsman is without an apprentice and no student is without an opportunity.
- Fund individual career-focused training in the skills and trades especially important to the future of the collector vehicle community through educational scholarships, internships and apprenticeships.
- Provide grants to educational institutions and organizations engaged in training and developing skills related to promoting, protecting and preserving collectible vehicles and boats.