Frequently Asked Questions about Science Connected

What is Science Connected Magazine?

Science Connected Magazine is an editorially independent, non-profit newsroom producing open-access science journalism and scientific fact-checking for the global public Our mission is to increase science literacy and public access to reliable information. We are published by the Science Connected organization. Our work is made possible by grants and public donations. Our editors make decisions without interference from any owners, advertisers, or interested parties.

Science Connected Magazine is the product of ongoing collaboration among science journalists, multimedia science communicators, and research scientists from a wide variety of disciplines. We use peer-reviewed research papers to fact-check and explain the science that is being delivered to the greater public because we share the belief that democracy cannot exist without an informed electorate.

What is Science Connected?

Science Connected is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA. Our mission is to increase scientific literacy in underserved communities and the greater public by connecting people with the latest scientific research, translating science into accessible language, and debunking pseudoscience with real research findings. We are creating social justice by making information about scientific research freely available online so people can access and understand it.

How is Science Connected Funded?

Our nonprofit organization is funded primarily through donations from individuals around the world. Most donation amounts range from $5 to $500 and we are forever grateful to the private citizens who value our programs and sustain them. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. Please see our major donors page for more information.

Why should I donate to a science communication nonprofit?

Scientific literacy and widespread access to science education are essential to a healthy and sustainable society. At Science Connected, we work with scientists and educators to provide children with the scientific knowledge that will help employ them, and help them become informed citizens, leaders, and innovators. We also work with researchers, journalists, and educators to provide cutting-edge research findings to people of all ages who continue to change our world for the better.

Your investment helps  further our efforts to transform science education. Your support has the potential to change hundreds of thousands of lives by nurturing the inner scientist in people of all ages—innovators and leaders of today and tomorrow.

Where will my donation go?

100% of public donations are used to fund our projects and programs. A list of those can be found here. Our administrative costs are minimal and are funded by other sources, not by your donation unless you wish it.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Science Connected is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your donation may be tax-deductible if you live in the United States. Please check your local tax code for details.

Why do you keep asking for donations?

Our programs and projects are made possible by public donations. If every person reading this free online magazine gave just US $1 a year, our programs would be fully funded.