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Support the work of Discovery Institute

Privacy PolicyThe work of Discovery Institute is made possible by the generous financial support of its members. All membership categories below support the general activities and the diverse programs of the Institute. If your intent is to support a specific program, please visit that program’s webpage.

As a private research and educational institute, Discovery Institute is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Becoming a donor at any level makes you a part of our ever-growing educational network and provides you with benefits throughout the year.  Below are the various levels of membership and the benefits for each level.

To make a donation by mail, send your check payable to Discovery Institute at: 208 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA  98104. To make a gift by phone, or to donate stock or other real property, call 1-800-685-0632 x111.

Please consider becoming a Discovery Institute member today!

Contributor (less than $300 per year)

Donors at all levels are a valuable part of our educational outreach and support network. They spread the word about our work by educating themselves and then sharing with their friends and family. Benefits of being a Contributor


Discovery Society ($300 or more per year)

The Discovery Society is a group of individuals who come together to support the work – and disseminate the message – of Discovery Institute. New members receive set of our most popular DVDs (Icons of Evolution, The Privileged Planet, Unlocking the Mystery of Life, and Darwin’s Dilemma) along with other materials that help spread the word about our programs and work. Benefits of being a Society Member


Director’s Circle ($1,500 per year)

The Director’s Circle is a group of individuals who support Discovery Institute with a donation of $1,500 or more per year. These individuals are seen as key regional contacts and are sometimes called upon to help with planning for regional events. Benefits of being a Director's Circle member


President’s Circle ($5,000 per year and above)

The President’s Circle is a group of individuals who support Discovery Institute with a donation of $5,000 or more per year. Like the Director’s Circle members, these individuals are seen as key regional contacts and are of called upon to help with strategic planning for regional events. Benefits of being a President's Circle member