In order to meet the demands of providing match funds for the grants awarded to the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, Art Howland, a Board Trustee, has created a Grant Match Donation Program. This program encourages you to donate a check directly to a grant match reserved account or to donate stocks and securities to a TD Ameritrade Institutional Account. This gives a tax advantage to donors!

These match funds have leveraged much needed-financial support to restore the roof, secure additional land, tuck point the exterior bricks and develop award, winning exhibits.

Your contributions will be instrumental in continuing the legacy that the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant can use for generations to come.



Leave a lasting legacy for the next generation by making the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant part of your annual charitable giving, estate planning and/or corporate donations. A planned gift is a powerful tool that allows the organization to continue preserving and enhancing programs for visitors to the plant. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. A planned gift of any size will help to grow the Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, Inc. endowment fund.

Please feel free to contact us for more information regarding several ways of giving.



If you would like to support our efforts to restore the windows, consider adopting one of them! Over the last century, the harsh weather took its toll on the plant’s “Once-beautiful windows”, but we’re bringing all 355 of them back! Our dedicated crew of window volunteers learned the skills necessary to restore and install new windows that meet the preservation standards of the Secretary of the Interior (National Park Service). Adoptees receive a brass nameplate with your choice of inscription placed on your window.

Support Levels
Third-floor triple-framed arched window: $4,500
First and second-floor windows: $1,800
Secret Experimental Room windows: $10,000 – $ 20,000



The Adopt- A-Car Program raises operating funds for our vehicles’ care and upkeep by offering organizations, car clubs, individuals, and families the opportunity to adopt a vehicle at the Piquette Plant. Vehicles are divided into two adoption categories with adoption rates set at $250 per year for vehicles in our current collection and $500 per year for vehicles from the Porter Collection. Adopters choose a vehicle to adopt on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Adopters will receive…

Certificate of Adoption
Photograph of their Adopted Vehicle
Acknowledgement of their Adoption on Vehicle Signage

Your support will make all the difference in helping this National Historic Landmark continue to share with future generations how this plant put the world on wheels.



The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift not only is tax deductible, it ensures that our automotive heritage and spirit of innovation is passed on to future generations!

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P.O. Box 2127 Detroit, MI 48202

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