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 high school students to solve real-world challenges by using science, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation.
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.