We honor the inventive spirit of R.E. Olds by supporting work that fuels our community’s dreams.
Our philanthropy focuses on education, youth and families, animal welfare, and environmental issues in greater Lansing, Michigan.
"Our youth-centered makerspace, Think Tank, is a way for us to pay homage to R.E. Olds who was a tinkerer, innovator and inventor. The R.E. Olds Foundation has been invaluable in our strategic growth, and we're proud to partner with them to expand access to STEM opportunities for kids."
"Because of the R.E. Olds Foundation's matching grant, we housed 30 additional families who otherwise would have remained homeless. They are so clearly invested in our community, and it goes well beyond their financial support. The foundation really cares, and we value our relationship with them.">
"The R.E. Olds Foundation has a place in its heart for Woldumar Nature Center, but more than that, for Lansing's children. Our kids need this really personal connection to the outdoors, an emotional connection to nature, and the foundation sees that. They truly care about how our kids are benefiting from this program."