The Hagerty Drivers Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit launched in 2021 by Hagerty, the automotive enthusiast and membership brand with a mission to help shape the future of car culture while celebrating our automotive past. Through an initial annual pledge of $2.5 million with additional support from individual car enthusiasts and other automotive brands, the foundation focuses its work on three key areas: culture, education, and innovation.
With the purpose of keeping driving alive for generations to come, the Hagerty Drivers Foundation provides scholarships for students in the automotive field of education, offers financial support and mentorship for automotive start-ups and innovative business ideas, and continues to build a federally recognized program – the National Historic Vehicle Register – that documents and records the important history of our automotive past.
The National Historic Vehicle Register was launched in 2014 in partnership with the U.S. Department of Interior, Heritage Documentation Programs, and the Library of Congress. The vehicles on the register represent many different eras and cultural movements, each demonstrating the profound impact of the human-interest stories behind the horsepower.
Learn more about the Hagerty Drivers Foundation and the National Historic Vehicle Register here.
To experience the human-interest stories behind the horsepower, go to the foundation’s YouTube channel here