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Support the CCST Fellows

CCST would like to thank the following institutions and individuals who have provided funding in our 2015 Giving Year. Supporters will be recognized in our 2015 Annual Report.
Click to see your name on our growing list of 2015 supporters.

Individual donations matter. 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 not-for-profit organization, and your donations may be tax deductible.

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Donate Via Mail

Please make check payable to "California Council on Science and Technology" with "CCST Fellows" in memo line. Mail donation to:

Development Office
California Council on Science and Technology
1130 K Street, Suite 280
Sacramento, CA 95814

Our Major Donors

The CCST Fellows program began in 2009 as a five-year pilot project made possible by the generous support of key Founding Donors, led by a $3,500,000 gift from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. CCST is tremendously grateful to the following institutions and individuals who have provided initial and continued funding to the Fellows program, at the $25,000 level or above:

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

Corey Goodman
Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Charlie Kennel

(Click here for all 2015 supporters.)

* Asterisk denotes a Founding Donor who supported the initial launch of the Fellows program.

Why Support the CCST Fellows Program?

Bridge the Gap

The CCST Fellows Program ensures that there are people close to the seat of power who understand science, have been taught to think critically, and have the tools to analyze a problem and evaluate proposed solutions to complex science and technology issues and non-science issues increasingly challenging policymakers.

Lasting Legacy

Since 40% of Fellows stay in the California legislature or state agencies after their Fellowship is over, CCST is embedding nonpartisan scientifically trained minds in the California legislature to help shape fact-based, scientifically grounded laws that will affect California in significant and positive ways for years to come.

Amplified Impact

Policymaking often tries to address societal or environmental problems. By injecting sound scientific information and objective analysis into policy discussions, the CCST Fellows Program offers funders a high-impact way to improve policy at the critical policy formulation stage, as opposed to mitigating any unintended consequences of legislation downstream.

More Than Science

CCST Fellows are having an impact across the board, not just in the science and technology arenas. Fellows possess superb analytical, research, and problem-solving skills that they apply to a range of issues facing Californians. By applying the lens of the scientific method to policy formulation, Fellows are helping to inject objectivity into the full spectrum of science and non-science issues.

National Leadership

The CCST Fellows Program was modeled on the highly respected S&T Policy Fellows Program run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) at the federal level. By helping the CCST Fellows Program succeed, supporters may help foster the program’s replication in other states, leading to a nationwide upsurge in scientifically informed legislation at the state level.

Partner with Us

If you also believe in the mission of the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program, we want to hear from you. We invite inquiries from:

Please contact CCST Deputy Director Amber Mace at (916) 492-0996 or ambermace@ccst.us. We look forward to meeting you.

Thank you