Foundation For Enterprise Development

You can help us achieve our mission

Your donation and underwriting contributions will further the FED’s mission by supporting our various programs such as:

With donor support, FED can pilot, scale, and/or sustain initiatives.

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The FED salute recent and historic contributors:

Innovators ($50K and above)

  • The Beyster Family Foundation Fund
  • M.A. Beyster Fund - program underwriter
  • Jim & Ginny Russell
  • Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Entrepreneurs ($10K - $50K)

  • Employee Ownership Foundation – program underwriter
  • Barbara Schmidt

Sustainers (up to $10K)

  • Gil Binninger
  • Wayne & Barbara Coleman
  • Tom & Jan Darcy
  • Tom & Carol Dillon
  • Steve & Michele Fisher
  • R.B. Inman
  • Bill & Melanie Roper
  • Paul Sager & Natalie Venezia
  • Matt Tobriner

We would also like to thank our many volunteers for their time in support of FED programs and operations. 


Support FED

Online via PayPal - To donate any amount you wish, please follow this link to PayPal.

By mail - Mail check payable to the Foundation for Enterprise Development to: 1241 Cave Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

Stock donation - Email Moira Feighan at, or call her at (858) 754-3561.

If you would like to become more directly engaged, consider these opportunities of support:

  • Share your experience by participating in a case study or speaking engagements
  • Provide pro-bono advisory support to scholars or entrepreneurs
  • Volunteer your time for program advancement, or provide general support at a FED-hosted event

The FED is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) private foundation, established in 1986 by Dr. J. Robert Beyster to help promote the concept of broad-based, participative employee ownership and entrepreneurism. Contributions are tax-deductible under U.S. law.



About FED

The FED is focused on helping the sustainability and growth of U.S.-based science and technology companies through its research, education, and services that advance innovation and broad-based ownership.