Major Donors

The CCST Science Fellows program was established in 2009 with funds from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and other generous friends.

CCST relies on private foundations and individuals to support our Science Fellows program. We are tremendously grateful to these Major Donors, whose recent gifts make the Fellowship possible.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation
Bill Rutter Foundation
TOSA Family Foundation
WHH Foundation

Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Bruce Alberts
Charlie Kennel
Dave Martin
Corey Goodman and Marcia Barinaga
Robert Byer
Edward and Camille Penhoet
Robert and Ann Dynes
Burton and Deedee McMurtry

We invite philanthropic individuals and institutions interested in sustaining the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship to connect with Pat Callahan, CCST Major Gifts Officer, at (916) 407-6510 or

Become a Friend of CCST

Support the CCST Science Fellows. Help us train scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy — and help equip California’s lawmakers with science-savvy staff. CCST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donations are tax deductible.

Choose how you want to donate to CCST at our Donation Portal:


Partner with Us

CCST invites inquiries from:

  • Foundations and philanthropies invested in sustaining the role of science in California policymaking.
  • Private donors interested in fostering the intersection of scientific and public policy conversations, careers, and networks.
  • Organizations and agencies seeking to recruit policy-savvy and scientifically trained professionals.

Please contact CCST Deputy Director Amber Mace at (916) 492-0996 or, or CCST Major Gifts Officer Pat Callahan, at (916) 407-6510 or