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Where Your Money Goes
- Exciting Programs
Movie screenings, Pi runs, science cocktail parties, fests — our programs show the science all around us
- Expert Speakers
From cloning wooly mammoths to exploring the human body, our speakers bring the knowledge at every event
Expert-written blogs, social media blasts, and more — we want to help science reach across Illinois
“With your help, we can change how Chicago thinks about science.”
We love putting on great events and bringing incredible, insightful, inspiring speakers to the city. With your support, we can continue educating and engaging people about the things that interest them.
Your support is going to make a difference. Thanks for being part of the movement.
Illinois Science Council (“ISC”) is an independent 501c3 verified nonprofit organization that engages, educates, and entertains the public about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in our everyday lives.
Other Ways To Donate
It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s everywhere. And because we’re a nonprofit, your donation is tax-deductible.
Donate with Zelle
Zelle is a fee-free way to transfer money and is used by most major and local banks.
Simply direct your donation of any amount from your bank to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail us a Check
If you prefer to mail a check or money order, please send your contribution to:
Illinois Science Council
3503 N. Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618-6111
*Chocolate cupcakes accepted at this address as well!
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More Options to Give
Science is about asking questions. So if you’re asking “what are better ways to give?” we’ve got options.
We can support:
- Donor Advised Fund grants
- Corporate Sponsorship
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Support Science. Get Cool Swag.
Get outfitted with your favorite science swag by checking out our Science Swag Store on Bonfire. 100% of proceeds go to ISC’s science outreach work.
Why Science For Adults Needs More Funding
Chicago was built by science. Not enough people know it.
We spend tens of millions of dollars supporting art, dance, music, and more. We spend tens of millions of dollars subsidizing sports teams. All of that is great — they build a community. But so does science.
And science for adults is drastically underfunded. Our goal is to change that. Because more people should know why science makes Chicago great.
Foundation Giving and Corporate Collaboration
Illinois Science Council welcomes the opportunity to work with companies and philanthropic foundations that share our dedication to improving public understanding of science, technology, engineering and math.
Companies and foundations interested in creative and productive collaboration should contact ISC Founder and Director Monica Metzler.
Want to Be More Involved With the ISC?
You have talents. You love science. You want a nonprofit experience where you can actually take the lead with your cool ideas and your expertise.
That’s the ISC. We love people who love science — whether you’re a molecular engineer or a marketer, a PhD or just an interested person. So see how your talents can help drive us forward.