Giving back to the community
Ken Winans and Winans Investments is committed to helping the community as exemplified in the three foundations below. Through their philanthropic contributions and participation in countless community charities, Winans Investments’ commitment to growth extends beyond their company into the world beyond.
The W Foundation
The W Foundation was founded in 2002 by Kenneth G. Winans and Deborah A. Wreyford. Through public exhibits of their collection, this foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to public education on the history of space exploration and financial literacy.
The Space Station Museum
The Space Station is a privately funded space exploration museum. It is a non-profit corportation that is run by a staff of passionate volunteers. The Space Station Museum houses one of the largest private collections of U.S., Russian and Soviet space exploration artifacts. The organization has attracted legendary figures such as Apollo 12 Astronaut Dick Gordon, Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden, award-winning actor Bill Pullman and video game designer Will Wright to its Board of Advisors.
The Novato Space Festival
Since 2012, The Space Station Museum has hosted The Novato Space Festival for thousands of visitors from our diverse Bay Area community. We expect crowds of 5,000-7,000 visitors each year, making it one of the Bay Area’s most popular festivals.