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 - $199

  • Mention in Conference Program and/or Annual Report

Level 2 Ambassadors for Critical Thinking $200 - $399

Level 3 Advocates for Critical Thinking $400 - $699

Level 4 Scholars Circle $700 - $1,099

Level 5 Leadership Circle $1,100 - $1,599

Level 6 President’s Circle $16,00 - $4,999

  • Mention in Conference Program and/or Annual Report
  • 1 year of free membership on the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online
  • $150 scholarship to attend a future event or online course
  • Receive framed limited-edition copy of Thoreau

Level 7 - Benefactor $5,000 - $14,999

  • Mention in Conference Program and/or Annual Report
  • 1 year of free membership on the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online
  • $250 scholarship to attend a future event or online course
  • Receive framed limited-edition copy of Thoreau

Major Gifts - Sustainer $15,000 and above

  • Mention in Conference Program and/or Annual Report
  • 1 year of free membership on the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online
  • $350 scholarship to attend a future event or online course
  • Receive framed limited-edition copy of Thoreau
  • 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
  • Sponsorship mention on our international website www.criticalthinking.org

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

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