The solutions to the world’s challenges will be rooted in science.

Across the globe, we are facing some of the greatest challenges in history. And science and engineering will be critical to solving these vexing problems. Yet, the nation’s commitment to science research and education is not keeping pace. Now is a crucial time for the science community to come together to emphasize the importance of science to the country and the world.

The stakes are high and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is working hard to make our collective voices heard. Unless we can make our case for science, the United States could lose its power of innovation, limiting our economic growth and competitiveness, and scientists world-wide could lose ground on research whose applications will be critical for society.

But we need your help to make our voice stronger.

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.

In addition to making your gift via our other mechanisms, AAAS is excited to announce a fun and innovative way of giving back. AAAS Facebook pages and Twitter feeds are now live with "#donate" technology from our friends at GoodWorld. It's never been easier to give and encourage your friends to do the same. Simply comment #donate anywhere on the AAAS Facebook page  or sign up with GoodWorld at to make your gift. 

Gifts to the Flexible Action Fund help us to:

  • Make science literacy possible for all students;
  • Increase the participation of people from under-represented groups in STEM fields;
  • Assess and communicate the potential impacts of legislation and Federal funding decisions;
  • Enhance international relations and security through collaboration and science diplomacy; and
  • Encourage dialogue between scientists and non-scientists on some of the most pressing issues of our day.

Philanthropic contributions help AAAS to advance science and engineering for the benefit of all people. Your unrestricted gift today supports efforts like these:


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