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Trust in Science: A Philanthropic Response

Writing in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Elizabeth Christopherson and Sam Gill, presidents of the Rita Allen Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation, respectively, call for science philanthropists to help create lasting public confidence in science by working to address sources of mistrust, “including the lack of diverse perspectives and connection to the communities science seeks to serve.” They point to three areas for philanthropic focus and provide examples of each: Helping to ensure science represents everyone; making science a publicly accessible tool for improving communities; and speaking out about why the culture of science must change. Read more.