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WHAT WE DO

How does the Science Partnership Fund work?

MISSION

The mission of the Science Partnership Fund is to facilitate foundation and corporate support for crowdfunding projects in physics and related areas.

LEVERAGE

Supporting a crowdfunded project allows a philanthropic organization to leverage their funds more effectively, 1:1 or even more.

EDUCATION

We also educate the public and donors about some of the most innovative scientific projects developing around the country.

NON-PROFIT

We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity. Federal law provides that contributions to SPF may qualify for the charitable contribution deduction.

WHY DO WE DO IT?

Previously, there have been three barriers preventing foundations and corporations from extending their support to crowdfunded projects.
Timescale. Effort. Lack of incentive.

1. The timescale involved - often a year or more - is prohibitively long for most crowdfunding campaigns, which typically last no more than three months.

2. A substantial amount of effort must be invested in locating and evaluating prospective projects.

3. Most crowdfunding platforms are private corporations so there is no tax incentive for such philanthropy.

The Science Partnership Fund solves all three problems simultaneously by developing Umbrella Agreements with foundations and corporations. Such Umbrella Agreements mean that partnering philanthropic organizations will be notified of new high-quality crowdfunding projects aligned with their mission. The philanthropic organization may then support it or pass as they wish. This bypasses the need to renegotiate terms every time a researcher or innovator creates a new crowdfunding campaign, allowing foundations and corporations to align their operational timelines to work together effectively. Since we are a 501(c) non-profit organization, all donations are tax-deductible.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Learn about our expertise in science and philanthropy
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DR. SZABOLCS MARKA

President, Board Member
Dr. Marka is Professor of Physics at Columbia University, and leader of the Columbia Experimental Gravity Group.
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DR. SANDYA NARAYANSWAMI

Treasurer, Board Member
Dr. Narayanswami provides consulting services to scientific institutions of higher education on Corporate & Foundation Relations.
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MR. THOMAS MARSHALL

Board Member
Mr. Marshall leads the Architecture Office in the R&D Software Infrastructure Department of Bloomberg, LP.
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MS. SYLVANA ROCHET

Board Member
Ms. Rochet is the founder of The Insightful Executive. As consultant & coach, she guides individuals and organizations to develop their leadership & culture.

SPONSORS

To see the complete list of sponsors, visit the Sponsors page.

LATEST PROJECTS

To see the complete list of projects, visit the Projects page.

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