AAAS is a leader in advancing science, engineering and innovation to help address society’s biggest problems, including climate change, worldwide disease pandemics, food shortages, energy management, antibiotic resistance, aging, cancer, and many other issues. But we can’t do it alone.
AAAS is funded through membership dues, grants, and revenue from our journal Science. But almost all of these sources are restricted to supporting specific programs and are not available to undertake new initiatives or enhance existing programs. The Flexible Action Fund provides AAAS with the only source of flexible, unrestricted funding that allows us to be innovative and respond rapidly to critical challenges as they arise.
Gifts to the Flexible Action Fund help us to:
- Improve science and math education for all students.
- Analyze and inform policymakers and the public about the impact of proposed legislation and funding decisions.
- Enhance international relations and security through collaboration and science diplomacy.
- Help scientists and engineers effectively engage with non-scientists.
- Provide career guidance and enhanced diversity in science and technology fields.
- President's Circle The AAAS President’s Circle recognizes leaders in giving to AAAS, whose contributions provide critical flexible funds to help us speak up for science as opportunities and challenges arise. President's Circle contributors stay connected to AAAS through periodic updates from our CEO and invitations to special events and activities.
- Sustainers Program Donors who commit to recurring, monthly gifts provide AAAS with the flexibility to respond to opportunities and challenges as they arise. By having your donation automatically charged to a credit card each month, you won't be bothered by renewal requests—which helps us reduce fundraising costs. Join the Sustainers Program
- Planned Giving Donors who provide for AAAS through their wills or other charitable plans are highlighted among the members of our 1848 Society. Learn more about planned giving
- Honor Someone with your Gift Making a gift to AAAS can be a great way to honor a friend, colleague, or loved one. Contact the Development Office for more information about making a commemorative gift. Contact the development office
There are many ways that you can become a part of AAAS' efforts to advance science and serve society.
- Sustainers Program Monthly, recurring gifts provide AAAS with the flexibility to respond to opportunities and challenges as they arise. Join our Sustainers Program
- Make a gift of appreciated securities You can receive an immediate income tax deduction for your stock gift. An added bonus: Gifts of appreciated stock are not subject to capital gains tax. Make a gift of appreciated securities
- Name AAAS as the beneficiary of a bequest or other deferred gift Planned gifts enable you to provide future support for AAAS, or a specific AAAS program that is important to you. Be sure to let us know that you have included us in your will or trust so we can recognize you as a member of the AAAS 1848 Society. Learn more about bequests and deferred gifts
- Support us through the Combined Federal Campaign Federal employees can support AAAS through the Combined Federal Campaign during the September 1 to December 15 season. Look for us in the materials published by your local campaign. Our CFC number is 10134. Learn more about the Combined Federal Campaign
- Have your company match your gift More than 1,000 corporations and organizations offer programs that match employees' charitable contributions, either in whole or part. Learn more about how your company can match your gift
Philanthropic contributions help AAAS to advance science and engineering for the benefit of all people. Your unrestricted gift today supports efforts like these:
- Advocacy The Office of Government Relations provides timely, objective information to Congress on current science and technology issues and assists the science and engineering community in understanding and working with Congress. Support this work
- Science, Technology & Security Policy The Center for Science, Technology & Security Policy works to strengthen dialogue and interaction between the scientific and technical community and security policymakers toward more sound, science-based decisions by facilitating mutual understanding of each group’s objectives, requirements, motivations, contributions, and modes of operation. Support this work
- Diversity & Careers The Education & Human Resources Department works to strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce and advance formal and informal science, technology, engineering and math education through programs and projects for teachers, university staff and administrators, parents, and students of all backgrounds and capabilities. Support this work
- K-12 Curriculum Project 2061 is a long-term initiative to help all Americans become literate in science, mathematics, and technology, by conducting research and developing tools and services that educators, researchers, and policymakers can use to make critical and lasting improvements in the nation’s education system. Support this work
- Science Diplomacy The Center for Science Diplomacy identifies opportunities for “science diplomacy” between societies where official relationships are limited—strengthening international relations through partnerships in science and technology—and encourages the broad use of science as an essential element of foreign policy. Support this work
- Science & Human Rights AAAS’ human rights activities connect science, scientists, and human rights community by raising awareness among scientists and engineers of the need to share their expertise to advance human rights and coordinating a network of scientists and engineers willing to volunteer to support these efforts. AAAS also works to illuminate human rights violations around the world through the use of technology. Support this work
- Scientific Responsibility & Ethics AAAS examines the ethical standards of the conduct of science around the world; the interconnections among science, technology, and law; and the social responsibilities of scientists in an evolving global community. Support this work
- Public Engagement The Center for Public Engagement with Science facilitates dialogue between scientists and non-scientists to discuss the benefits, limits, and implications of scientific knowledge and provides scientists with the resources for meaningful engagement. Support this work
- Science & Art AAAS engages scientists and non-scientists alike using art as a medium for the presentation of scientific themes through exhibitions in our Washington, DC, gallery and public programs for adults and children. Support this work
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