The Yaeger Foundation, Inc.

The Yaeger Foundation is a 501(c)(3), 509(a)(2) not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public's access to health care, educational, and economic development opportunities via the following three programs. The Yaeger Foundation, Inc., receives funding through program revenues, grants and contributions from the public. Please contact us if you are interested in receiving services, volunteering or giving a tax-deductible contribution.


This unique series of workshops uses inventing and entrepreneurship to develop academic, career and personal skills. Participants are guided through the creation, development and marketing of problem-solving inventions. By working as simulated companies and engineering new technology 3-12 grade students are taught real-world applications of STEM, language arts and social studies. TLI has a proven record of increasing academic performance, has received numerous awards and been featured in the International Journal of Education and Social Science. Schools and organizations contract to receive the Technology Leaders Initiative program. Partners and funders have included the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Florida International University, Dade Community Foundation, The Children’s Trust, Miami Dade County Public Schools and Oracle Volunteers.


The Yaeger Prosthetic Arm Program develops medical and therapeutic technology. The primary product is the Yaeger Prosthetic Arm for upper-limb amputees. This patented, award-winning design features electrically powered hand, wrist, and elbow joints controlled by the wearer's neuromuscular impulses. One of our projects -- developing two of these arms for an 11-year-old girl born without upper limbs — received international recognition via CNN, The Today Show, MSNBC, Jet magazine, and People magazine.


We are developing the next generation of biotech innovators via this exciting student engineering competition. Teams of 2-4 participants build our Bionic/Robotic Hand Kit, then reengineer it by incorporating their own mechanical, electronic and cosmetic enhancements. Each team must deliver a corporate presentation and demonstrate their prosthesis prototype. Points are awarded for innovative engineering, effective presentation, realistic appearance and ability to manipulate objects and pour liquids. Thousands of students have participated since 2002; many of them have been inspired to pursue careers in engineering and biotechnology. Via our collaboration with SECME, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Broward County Public Schools, 6-12 grade teams compete for prizes in two annual South Florida events.


The Comprehensive Health Care Program is dedicated to improving health care access for underserved communities. Beginning in 1995, this objective was accomplished through a partnership with The Yaeger Clinic. Patients have received medical care with an emphasis on preventative medicine, nutrition and healthy lifestyle. Internships and scholarships for aspiring health care professionals have also been provided through this program. We will enter a new era of service with the upcoming Yaeger Plaza. This mixed-use facility will feature a medical center, mixed-income housing for senior citizens, office space, allied health career training and retail space. The Foundation is the lead developer of this project in collaboration with The Yaeger Clinic, Inc.