Charitable Organizations

Discuss funding sources for polywell research, including the non-profit EMC2 Fusion Development Corporation, as well as any other relevant research efforts.

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There are some large charitable organizations that fund research — usually medical research, but surely there are some with a wider view of what's important.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one well-known such organization, though they seem to specialize mostly in health issues. (Though they also show interest in reducing world hunger, and an argument could be made that polywell fusion could do that — but it's a pretty indirect argument.)

What other charitable organizations would have pockets deep enough to toss $5-$10M into polywell research, and a scope broad enough to encompass it?
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Post by Nanos »

In the UK I might suggest the national lottery fund;

http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk

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Post by JohnP »

Here's one I found:
Gordon Moore's foundation:
http://www.moore.org/science-special.aspx

The foundations from the HP founders are very big I think:

David & Lucille Packard foundation
http://www.packard.org/home.aspx
(note promoting science, albeit ocean science)

and

William & Flora Hewlett foundation
http://www.hewlett.org/Default.htm

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Post by JohnP »

Looking further at the Moore foundation site, I see it's given several multimillion dollar grants incl physics related.

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The Moore foundation looks like a good one. They don't accept grant proposals, though; instead they apparently want to make first contact themselves. So, how can we make sure they understand the opportunity the EMC2 FDC presents?

I see that they're looking for a program assistant for the science program. Does anyone know someone in the San Francisco area who meets the qualifications?
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