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
Friends of CCST
Policy-making informed by science did not happen by accident in California. Our work over the past 30 years has been made possible thanks to support from donors like you. We invite you to make a one-time or monthly gift.
CCST Science Fellows
Every year, CCST places 10 PhD-level scientists in the California legislature for one year, to assist policymakers in addressing complex scientific matters. Donate now to help us ensure that those in power have assistance in evaluating complex technical matters.
The 30th Anniversary Hackwood Fund
To honor Susan Hackwood’s 23 years of service as the Executive Director of CCST, the Board of Directors has established a fund in her name. By donating to this fund, you can help ensure the success of our Policy Fellows program and honor the legacy of Susan Hackwood’s distinguished career.
Big Day of Giving - Thank you!
We love Sacramento and being part of the hustle and bustle of the Capitol and the policy making community here. CCST and California have been champions of science-based decision making—leading the nation in implementing science-informed policies that are innovative and effective. Making policies Stronger with Science is more important now than ever, together with policy makers we work on issues that affect communities across our great state.
That's why we were so proud to be part of Sacramento’s Big Day of Giving this year.
Thank you for all your support in making this our biggest Big Day of Giving yet.
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
1130 K Street, Suite 280
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 Science Fellows
Science + Policy = Impact
The CCST Science Fellow Program places 10 PhD-level scientists annually in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. Fellows work hands-on with policymakers addressing complex scientific and technical issues.
30th Anniversary Hackwood Fund
In honor of Susan Hackwood’s distinguished service as Executive Director of CCST for 23 years the Board of Directors is dedicating funds raised in support of the 10th Anniversary Class of CCST Fellows in her honor. The 30th Anniversary Hackwood Fund has been established, enabling friends and colleagues to donate to the Fellows program in Susan's honor.
The Science Fellows Program is one of the most successful ventures of Susan's tenure as Executive Director. By donating to the 30th Anniversary Hackwood Fund, you can help ensure the success of this program and of Susan's legacy in the years to come.