The American Honda Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization, was established in 1984 in conjunction with American Honda’s 25th anniversary in the United States. It was founded to make grants to worthy national nonprofit causes, programs, and organizations that directly benefit the people of the United States. Since its inception, the American Honda Foundation has provided more than 400 grants worth more than $18.1 million total. Nonprofit organizations and other education programs involved with developing curriculum that encourages innovative education methods and techniques may apply. Projects focusing on youth and science education are of particular interest. The American Honda Foundation reflects the basic tenets and philosophies of the Honda companies, which are characterized by the following: Dreamful (imaginative), Creative, Youthful, Foresightful (forward-thinking), Scientific, Humanistic, and Innovative.