Founded in 1994, the Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation is a private 501c (3) non-profit organization dedicated to support restoration and preservation of the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates and its educational programs.
The Foundation solicits, receives and administers gifts in support of the preservation of the homes, museum, laboratory and botanical gardens of the Estates. Its fundraising mission also supports educational programs related to the life and work of these remarkable friends and neighbors.
The Foundation operates on a fiscal year from October 1 to September 30. The annual operating budget is approved by the Foundation’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Income from the Partners in Preservation capital campaign is restricted solely for the restoration of Thomas Edison homes, guesthouse and caretaker’s cottage. Net income from fundraising events is used to support the Foundation’s operations and Estates restoration projects.