- Invest in creative entrepreneurial individuals with superior problem-solving skills.
- Provide Fellows with the resources and freedom to innovate.
- Proactively support tomorrow's leaders in applied science and engineering.
- Contribute to the nation's well-being in government, industry and academia.
A single Hertz Fellowship requires $35,000 to $45,000 annual funding.
Only 14% of the annual budget goes to activities other than the support of the Fellows. Many of our activities such as candidate interviewing are volunteer-based. Were we able to support double the number of Fellows, most overhead costs would remain fixed and the overhead rate would decrease correspondingly.
Hertz Fellows represent a significant fraction of the nation's top 1% of applied science and engineering talent. Each year we identify more candidates than we can support. Recently the Foundation launched a major a initiative to obtain the resources to support all worthy finalists. In July 2005 the Foundation became a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity to facilitate corporate, foundation and individual donations.
A gift for the Hertz Foundation Program is an investment in the continuing creation of a special group of scientists and engineers who are essential to the economy and to our national security. Your gift will support a uniquely efficient and cost-effective system that responds solely to an individual's merit, and that commits to the present and future success of that individual. These exceptional individuals have earned our recognition and assistance.
Questions? Please contact Amanda O'Connor or call 925-373-1642