Foundation Support

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.

Why Give?

Griffin 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.

Annual Fund

At Griffin 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-plus guests who visit us each year. It's the engine that enables us to:

  • Host about 300,000 students on field trips.
  • Conduct nationally recognized science education programs for thousands of students, teachers and their families through Griffin MSI's Welcome to Science Initiative.
  • Train 1,000 teachers to improve the way they teach science.
  • Support after-school science across the Chicago region and northwest Indiana through our Out-of-School Time Educator Program.

Griffin MSI invites foundations to partner with us by giving to the Annual Fund.

Foundations can choose from a variety of ways to lend their support, including restricted giving opportunities covering core areas of need.