Donate to the Foundation for Critical Thinking

Advancing Ethical Critical Thinking throughout the World

Our non-profit is the world's oldest think tank dedicated to critical thinking. Our mission is to foster fairminded critical societies that value ethical rationality, open inquiry, and freedom of expression.

With respect to critical thinking, we have: founded the first-ever annual world conference on the subject (now beyond its 35th year); authored dozens of scholarly publications and hundreds of articles; conducted landmark research at all levels of education; and shipped millions of desk copies of our books and guides. These are mere examples of the scope of our work.

We are entirely funded by our own operations and through donations from the public; we allow no external influences on our scholarly work and mission. Your contributions support the following:

  1. Scholarships for students, educators, and others to study with us and help advance our mission.
  2. Outreach to and desk copies for educators, so that a robust conception of critical thinking is taught in their courses.
  3. Construction of a new membership system for our non-profit, through which we can offer new, conceptually groundbreaking content.

Our intellectual independence has never been, and will never be, for sale. We thank everyone who, through charitable contributions, make possible this movement toward fairminded critical societies.


Giving Levels and Benefits

Level 1 Friend of the Foundation for Critical Thinking $5 - $39

  • Mention in Conference program
  • Mention in online annual report

Level 2 Ambassadors for Critical Thinking $40 - $199

  • Receive Human Mind Thinkers Guide
  • Mention in Conference program
  • Mention in online annual report

Level 3 Advocates for Critical Thinking $200 - $499

  • Receive Thinkers Guide Complete Library
  • Mention in Conference program
  • Mention in online annual report

Level 4 Scholars Circle $500 - $1,499

  • Receive Richard Paul anthology and 30 Days book
  • Receive Thinker’s Guide Complete Library
  • Mention in Conference program
  • Mention in online annual report

Level 5 Leadership Circle $1,500 - $4,999

  • Receive framed limited-edition copy of Thoreau
  • Receive functional art piece of acknowledgement - marble etched box
  • Receive Thinker’s Guide Complete Library
  • Receive Richard Paul anthology and 30 Days book
  • Mention in Conference program
  • Mention in online annual report

Level 6 President’s Circle $5,000 - $14,999

  • Receive framed limited-edition copy of Thoreau
  • Receive functional art piece of acknowledgement - marble etched box
  • Receive Thinker’s Guide Complete Library
  • Receive Richard Paul anthology and 30 Days book
  • Receive one additional framed limited-edition copy of your choosing from Dr. Linda Elder’s art available at lindaelderart.com
  • Receive functional art piece of acknowledgement - artistic clock
  • Receive personal invitation to annual VIP dinner with Senior Fellows and scholars of the Foundation for Critical Thinking in Northern CA
  • Mention in Conference program
  • Mention in online annual report

Level 7 - Benefactor $15,000 - $29,999

  • Receive all of the above
  • Sponsorship mention on our international website www.criticalthinking .org
  • Receive functional art piece of acknowledgement - end table

Major Gifts - Sustainer Above $30,000

  • Receive all of the above
  • Primary Benefactor mention on our international website www.criticalthinking .org
  • Receive functional art piece of acknowledgement - coffee table

We invite gifts and bequests of any kind. To gift upon your death, please email us.

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