100 YEARS

OF INNOVATION & IMPACT

A Campaign for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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“For 100 years the Social Science Research Council has mobilized policy-relevant social and behavioral science in the public interest. We have learned much about policies that can support shared peace and prosperity, but there is still much that we do not know.

Today, new tools and methods for conducting social and behavioral science at scale offer the possibility of developing innovative solutions to urgent global problems. The SSRC is uniquely positioned to unite the research, policy, and philanthropic communities in the work of understanding how to leverage these tools to identify policies that can better support human well-being on a global scale. As the Council enters a new century, this work is more important than ever.”

Read the Full Letter From Our President

“For 100 years the Social Science Research Council has mobilized the research, policy, and philanthropic communities in the search for workable solutions to pressing societal challenges. We have learned much about policies that can support shared peace and prosperity, but there is still much that we do not know.

Today, new tools and methods offer new opportunities for policy-relevant and socially useful social and behavioral science. The Council is uniquely positioned to unite the research, policy, and philanthropic communities in the search for interventions and policies that can better support human well-being on a global scale. As the Council enters a new century, this work is more important than ever.”

A Letter From Our President

Read the Full Letter From Our President

For 100 years the Social Science Research Council has mobilized the research, policy, and philanthropic communities in the search for workable solutions to pressing societal challenges. We have learned much about policies that can support shared peace and prosperity, but there is still much that we do not know.

Today, new tools and methods offer new opportunities for policy-relevant and socially useful social and behavioral science. The Council is uniquely positioned to unite the research, policy, and philanthropic communities in the search for interventions and policies that can better support human well-being on a global scale. As the Council enters a new century, this work is more important than ever.

In recognition of the increasing potential for social and behavioral science to find actionable solutions to today’s most significant social problems, the Social Science Research Council is launching an ambitious and exciting $100 million Centennial Campaign for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. We invite you to join those who recognize the societal value of socially useful social and behavioral science.

As we move into the Social Science Research Council’s next century of advancing solutions-oriented social and behavioral science in the public interest, we’re glad to have you with us.

Anna Harvey

Anna Harvey

President, Social Science Research Council

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Investing in the
Next 100 Years

Investment in the social and behavioral sciences ensures that we can address the pressing issues of today and anticipate the challenges that humanity will face tomorrow. As we mark the end of one century driving research for the public good, we are launching an ambitious $100 million campaign that will mobilize the next generation of social and behavioral scientists.

Founding Campaign Supporters

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Ford Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
National Science Foundation (Matching)
The Rockefeller Foundation

$5,000,000+

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
The College and University Fund for the Social Sciences
Henry Luce Foundation
William H. Janeway
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Sara Miller McCune
National Endowment for the Humanities
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Joseph Schull
The Wallace Foundation

$1,000,000+

Contributors to the Campaign for the Social and Behavioral Sciences recognize the societal value of policy-relevant and socially useful social and behavioral science. Our generous supporters are investing in innovative social and behavioral science across a range of critical programmatic priorities, and are strategically strengthening the Council for the future by investing in our endowment.

Progress to $100M

$74M+

Already Committed

Join the Campaign

We invite you to join those who recognize the societal value of socially useful social and behavioral science.

$100

In honor of 100 years of research impact

$500

An investment in solutions
for the future

$1,000

To mobilize policy-relevant
research worldwide

Donate Other Amount

Make your campaign contribution online today, or contact our development team to talk about planned giving or other ways you can invest in the next 100 years of solutions-oriented social and behavioral science.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my gift tax deductible?
The Social Science Research Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution (tax ID 13-1325070). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Always discuss donations with your tax consultant to maximize your benefits.
Can I send a check?
Please mail your contribution to:
Social Science Research Council
Attn: Centennial Campaign
1 Pierrepont Plz Floor 15
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Can I make a commitment over multiple years?
The Social Science Research Council welcomes campaign pledges paid on a schedule that makes sense for you. If you are interested in making a multi-payment pledge for a specific amount, please email our Development office.
How do I make a contribution by wire transfer?
Please email our Development office for the Council’s current banking information.
How do I make a contribution of stock or securities?
For some donors it makes sense to consider a gift of appreciated stock when planning a donation of $1,000 or more. Please email our Development office for the Council’s current investment account information so that your bank or broker can make an electronic transfer.
Can I make a bequest or planned gift?
Many donors appreciate the flexibility and potential benefits of planned giving. The Social Science Research Council accepts planned gifts in many forms including bequests, charitable trusts, and beneficiary designations. Working closely with your financial advisors, we can help you determine the best vehicles to meet your financial needs and make a lasting impact at the Council. If you are interested in learning more about planned giving, please email our Development office.

Together, we can continue our search for bold solutions to urgent global challenges.

We’re glad to have you with us.

Join the Campaign

We invite you to join those who recognize the societal value of socially useful social and behavioral science.

Make your campaign contribution online today, or contact our development team to talk about planned giving or other ways you can invest in the next 100 years of solutions-oriented social and behavioral science.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my gift tax deductible?
The Social Science Research Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution (tax ID 13-1325070). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Always discuss donations with your tax consultant to maximize your benefits.
Can I send a check?
Please mail your contribution to:
Social Science Research Council
Attn: Centennial Campaign
1 Pierrepont Plz Floor 15
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Can I make a commitment over multiple years?
The Social Science Research Council welcomes campaign pledges paid on a schedule that makes sense for you. If you are interested in making a multi-payment pledge for a specific amount, please email our Development office.
How do I make a contribution by wire transfer?
Please email our Development office for the Council’s current banking information.
How do I make a contribution of stock or securities?
For some donors it makes sense to consider a gift of appreciated stock when planning a donation of $1,000 or more. Please email our Development office for the Council’s current investment account information so that your bank or broker can make an electronic transfer.
Can I make a bequest or planned gift?
Many donors appreciate the flexibility and potential benefits of planned giving. The Social Science Research Council accepts planned gifts in many forms including bequests, charitable trusts, and beneficiary designations. Working closely with your financial advisors, we can help you determine the best vehicles to meet your financial needs and make a lasting impact at the Council. If you are interested in learning more about planned giving, please email our Development office.

Together, we can continue our search for bold solutions to urgent global challenges.

We’re glad to have you with us.

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A lecture by Leah Boustan, Princeton University

Friday, January 27, 2023 | 1:00pm Eastern, via Zoom

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Social and behavioral science
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The Social Science Research Council, a nonpartisan nonprofit founded in 1923 by seven professional associations in the social and behavioral sciences, mobilizes policy-relevant social and behavioral science for the public good.