The Ian Fleming® Foundation (IFF) was formed as a public benefit nonprofit U.S. 501(c)(3) California corporation in July of 1992. The founding members were Dr. Michael L. VanBlaricum, John Cork, and Douglas Redenius. The IFF is dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of Ian Fleming's literary works, the James Bond phenomenon, and their impact on popular culture. One of the IFF's goals is procuring, restoring, preserving, archiving, and displaying the original works of Ian Fleming and all of the subsequent products of that original body of work. These include the films, as well as the merchandise and memorabilia spawned by the films.

Another goal of the Ian Fleming® Foundation is to establish scholarships or fellowships in studies related to the dedicated areas. We have established an endowed undergraduate research scholarship in the College of Media at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Issues of Goldeneye magazine, published between 1992 and 1997, have become collectible.

Over the nearly thirty years of the IFF's existence, we have procured over thirty-five vehicles and models that have been used in the making of the James Bond films by EON Productions. These unique vehicles have become iconic with that seminal film franchise. The Bond films changed the history of movie making in the last half of the Twentieth Century and continue to do so to this day.

The Foundation's board of directors is currently made up of Dr. Michael L. VanBlaricum of the USA, David Reinhardt of Canada, Dave Worrall of the UK, Brad Frank of of the USA, Colin Clark of the USA, George Martin of the USA, and Matthew Field of the UK. Doug Redenius of the USA serves as the Foundation's archivist.

The Ian Fleming® Foundation provides assistance with research and consults on a variety of issues relating to the history of Ian Fleming and his literary and film creation, James Bond. In 2001, the Foundation sponsored a special golf tournament with the proceeds benefitting UNICEF.

The Foundation has status with the United States Internal Revenue Service as a charitable nonprofit organization as provided by tax code 501(c)(3). As such, we derive much of our income from donations and contributions. All donations and contributions to The Ian Fleming® Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations can be made securely online through PayPal by clicking on the DONATE link in the top menu.