Hagerty Drivers Foundation

Shaping the future of car culture, celebrating our automotive history.

The Hagerty Drivers Foundation provides programs and financial support in three focus areas: Car culture, Education, Innovation.

After nearly two decades of philanthropic efforts in the automotive industry and enthusiast communities, Hagerty launched the Drivers Foundation in early 2021.

Our story

On behalf of our members, business partners, global employees and the Hagerty family, the Hagerty Drivers Foundation focuses on three main areas of support: culture, education and industry support. With the purpose of keeping driving alive for generations to come, we provide scholarships for students in the automotive field of education, offer financial support and mentorship for automotive start-ups and innovative businesses, and continue to build a federally recognized program – the National Historic Vehicle Register – that documents and records the important history of our automotive past.

Car culture

We believe the cultural significance of our automotive past is worth preserving. We support programs that help celebrate the unique impact cars have had on our culture.

Since 2009, 29 vehicles have been added to the National Historic Vehicle Register, a program created in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior and Library of Congress.

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Every September, we host a celebration of automotive culture on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

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The stories of cars on the National Historic Vehicle Register come to life in our series of documentary films. These films celebrate and catalog the world’s most significant automobiles.

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Education

We believe there are critical skills that need to be passed on to fuel a thriving automotive business community. We support programs that ensure future generations will be able to experience the joy of driving – and working on – cars.

Through our License to the Future program, we fund drivers education for teens looking to get behind the wheel.

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In 2021, we are committing $400,000 in scholarships and grants for schools and training facilities with programs dedicated to automotive restoration and preservation.

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Innovation

We believe business should be a force for good and we are at our best when we help other businesses grow and thrive. Keep an eye on our website for grant request applications opening in late summer 2021.

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we awarded more than $500,000 in grants to small businesses through our Restore the Roar program.

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