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.

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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