Give Today to Make California's
Policies Stronger with Science
Now More Than Ever
California is playing a leading role in creating and implementing effective policy that is informed by science. CCST is a unique, trusted and impartial resource for science and policy partnerships with California decisionmakers. Click below to learn how you can support us.
Where To Give: Pick Your Fund
Disaster Resilience Initiative
Through our Disaster Resilience Initiative, CCST provides timely expertise to help policymakers design resilient solutions for wildfires, COVID-19 and other man-made and natural disasters. Give now and help us provide agile scientific and technical advice to address some of the most disruptive forces shaping the lives of Californians today.
CCST S&T Policy Fellows
Every year, CCST places PhD-level scientists in the California Legislative and Executive Branch for one year, to assist decisionmakers in addressing complex scientific matters. Donate now to help us ensure that those in power have assistance in evaluating complex technical matters.
Fellows Endowment Fund
Help CCST continue bringing the benefits of science directly into California policymaker offices by making a gift to our endowment. In 2019 CCST received a $5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to launch an endowment campaign to sustain the program, and another $5 million was provided in matching funds by the state. Responding to increased demand, CCST is expanding the program to help accelerate policymaker access to S&T expertise in California. Our goal is to have a $30 million endowment fund in place by 2025 to ensure this program’s impact long into the future.
Giving opportunities range from $120K to support one fellow for one year, $100K - $500K to support the fellows training program, and $1M and more to endow the fellowship program.
Please contact Salvador Ramirez, Program Manager of Philanthropy Projects, at [email protected].
Thank you to Our Philanthropic Partners
Thank you to our multi-year partners gifts of $250,000 and above
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
TOSA Family Foundation
Gifts of $100,000 and above
William Hurt Philanthropy Fund
The Rutter Foundation
Gifts of $25,000 and above
Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Charles Kennel/Alan G. Lehman
and Jane A. Lehman Foundation
James and Rebecca Morgan Family Foundation
Gifts of $5,000 and above
C. Gordon Bell
Theodore H. Geballe
Paul Gray/Moore Foundation
Charles Harper/Jariet Technologies
Johnny Carson Foundation
Burton and Deedee McMurtry
T. Kenneth Fowler
C. Judson King
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Quoc Bao Ha
M. Daniel DeCillis
Julie Meier Wright
You’ll join family foundations, individuals and families from around California – all supporting CCST to make California’s policies stronger with science!
One-Time or Monthly Pledge
Thank you for choosing CCST! You’re helping to make California’s policies stronger with science.
Please make your check payable to "CCST." Please join Friends of CCST to support all our work or you can designate the program of your choice. Mail your donation to:
California Council on Science and Technology
1017 L St, #438
Sacramento, CA 95814
CCST is a nonpartisan not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
Tax ID # 94-3093624
No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your contribution.
Stocks, IRAs and Bequests
Gifts of stock or distributions from your IRA account are a smart and easy way to support CCST. You can designate your gift to a specific program or join Friends of CCST to support all of our work, enabling CCST to use your gift towards our priority needs.
You can put CCST into your Estate Plan or will. We appreciate being included in the causes and charities you care about, thank you!
CCST S&T Policy Fellows
Science + Policy = Impact
The CCST S&T Policy Fellow Program places PhD-level scientists annually in the California State Legislature and Executive Branch offices for one-year appointments. Fellows work hands-on with policymakers addressing complex scientific and technical issues.