Foundation Giving

The Franklin Institute is committed to providing hands-on, exciting, and engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning experiences for everyone, regardless of means.

Generous contributions from foundations fund programs and projects such as The Franklin Institute's youth programs, free and deeply discounted admission to our science center, educator professional development, exhibit development, digital programs, and more.

For more information about funding opportunities, please contact the Foundation Giving team at 215-448-1361.

  • In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology.  

    As a leading hands-on science and technology center and trusted source for STEM education, the Institute pioneers ways to make science and technology accessible to all and achieves its mission through its core exhibits, live science shows and dissections, free and deeply discounted admission through our Access Program, professional development, lecture series, DEAI initiatives, digital resources, and youth programs.   

  • For nearly three decades, The Franklin Institute’s middle and high school Youth Education Programs have helped expand the educational prospects of our region’s youth by deepening their curiosity about and understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through Partnerships for Achieving Careers in Technology and Science (PACTS) and STEM Scholars, the Institute strives to make STEM learning more accessible and equitable for middle and high school students from communities historically excluded from STEM fields.  

  • It is our hope that supporters of the Institute might find meaningful ways to invest in our mission. Please contact the Foundations Giving team at 215-448-1361 or to learn about current special projects that might align with the interests and priorities of your foundation.

  • The Franklin Institute would like to thank the following foundations for their generous unrestricted, youth education programs, capital improvements, and special project support. 

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