Giving Tuesday

Today, the US celebrates #GivingTuesday to kick off the holiday season with a day of charitable giving to organizations doing work worth supporting. Since 500 Women Scientists launched two years ago, we’ve worked to serve society by making science open, inclusive, and accessible. We’ve run campaigns to change the face of what a scientist looks like, to stand up for evidence-based policies, to speak out against hate and bigotry, and to increase participation in democracy.

You can support our work by:

We also wanted to express our gratitude to other organizations doing amazing work in line with our own mission, some of whom we’ve been lucky to call our partners. Check them out and show your support.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

  • CienciaPR is a nonprofit organization composed of scientists, professionals, students and citizens committed to the advancement of science in Puerto Rico and with promoting science communication, science education, and scientific careers.  

  • #MeTooSTEM is a grassroots movement led by students and professors frustrated by the inaction of national organizations and government funding agencies to protect women. They are currently crowdfunding to establish the movement as a nonprofit to hire legal consultants to help protect students and raise awareness.

  • VanguardSTEM is an online network and empowered community of women of color, girls of color and non-binary people of color living at the intersections and thriving on the STEM frontier.

  • SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.


  • BioBus works to help minority, female, and low-income K - 12 and college students in New York City discover, explore, and pursue science with mobile labs that drive up to schools, delivering hands-on science experiences to students.

  • Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world, giving students the opportunity to get to know a “real scientist,” while allowing scientists to reach students from all over the world without having to leave the lab! 

  • Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission of closing the gender gap in technology. From after school clubs to summer immersion programs, they provide girls with access and opportunity to learn coding and access technology jobs.

General Science Advocacy and Activism:

  • Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, UCS combines technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

  • Climate Science Legal Defense Fund protects the scientific endeavor by providing support and resources to scientists who are threatened, harassed or attacked for doing their job.

  • Let Science Speak is a campaign to defend America’s environmental scientists.

  • Science Debate asks candidates, elected officials, the public and the media to focus more on science policy issues of vital importance to modern life. They encourage everyone to ask their candidates to discuss and debate their science and technology policies for the well-being of our nation and society.

Science Communication:

  • COMPASS works to help scientists effectively share their knowledge in the public discourse and decision-making. They provide practical support for scientists to engage without compromising the accuracy of their science.

  • The Story Collider works to bring true, personal stories about science to the public through live shows and podcasts because they believe that everyone has a story about how science has impacted them, and that those stories have the power to transform the way we think about science and whom it belongs to.