Support for CASW
CASW's operations and programs are funded by contributions from foundations, corporations and individuals, university sponsorship of the annual New Horizons in Science briefing and earned income from its investment portfolio.
Avenues of support include: sustaining memberships and grants. Donations from sustaining members are unrestricted and serve to underwrite operating costs, current programming and the development of new initiatives to meet emerging challenges, Grants are directed at specific projects based on proposals that originate with CASW, not with funders.
Contributions may also be made by way of the Barbara K. Trevett Fund for the Future, a vehicle designed primarily to facilitate individual giving. The fund recognizes its namesake for her strong advocacy on behalf of CASW as well as the science writing community in general during her three-plus decades as a medical and science public affairs specialist for non-profit institutions
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, CASW files Form 990 annually with the IRS. The form, which provides a full account of CASW finances and support base, is available for public viewing at www.guidestar.org.
Contributions should be sent to CASW, P.O. Box 910, Hedgesville, WV 25427. Individuals may contibute online via PayPal or credit card by clicking on the "Donate" button below. Please note that donations through PayPal will appear on credit-card bills as "PayPal Diane." Diane McGurgan will provide acknowledgements of all gifts.
Current contributors include:
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Chemical Society
- Betty and Lewis Cope Charitable Gift Fund
- Brinson Foundation
- CASW Board
- Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (via the Barbara K. Trevett Fund)
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Johnson & Johnson
- Richard T. and Katarine C. Schlosberg Family Fund (via the Barbara K. Trevett Fund)
Barbara K. Trevett Fund for the Future
In Memory of Barbara K. Trevett, 1944-2013
With science and technology playing an ever-increasing role in our daily lives, there is little doubt that the public's dependence on clear, accurate, honest, agenda-free science reporting will only continue to grow. As will, as a consequence, its reliance on organizations such as CASW to help produce and maintain the cadre of highly trained science writers required to meet that burgeoning need.
We ask any and all institutions and individuals who subscribe to these tenets to join with us in our efforts to confront this vitally important challenge -- and at the same time help us navigate our way through today's economic roil.
To learn more about CASW and the donor process, please contact: