Our foundation partners do more than make grants, they foster real, positive change by helping to deliver award-winning science education in ways that are bold, powerful and meaningful.
MSI provides foundations with the opportunity to partner with an established community advocate and leader in science education. The impact of our work is local, regional and growing. We have a strong record of multi-year partnerships and are continually recognized for the innovative ways we bring science to life for students, teachers and their families … inside our building and out in the community.
At MSI, we spark curiosity, ignite a love of learning and transform lives through the power of science, every single day. The Annual Fund covers expenses for our everyday activities. It keeps the whistle blowing in the Coal Mine, the tornado turning in Science Storms and the wheels spinning in the minds of the million+ guests who visit us each year. It's the engine that helps MSI:
- Host more than 340,000 students on field trips
- Conduct nationally recognized science education programs for thousands of students, teachers and their families through the MSI Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE)
- Train 1,000 teachers to improve the way they teach science
- Fund more than 70 after-school MSI Science Minors Clubs in neighborhoods across Chicago and northwest Indiana
MSI invites foundations to partner with us by giving to the Annual Fund.
- For information on foundation support, please contact Shannon Lindgren at (773) 753-6266 or shannon.lindgren(at)msichicago.org.
helping teachers improve how they teach science
Thirty-two percent of Chicago Public School K-8 schools have at least one teacher trained by MSI’s Institute for Quality Science Teaching and Learning (IQSTL), a component of MSI’s Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE).