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Early Programs & Projects

Inspiring Climate Crisis Stories

In June 2022, SLF partnered with SoCal Science Writers on the first West Coast Climate Crisis Symposium, full day of programming to help journalists make new connections, nose out new stories, and hone their craft while reporting on this ever-important topic. You can watch videos of several of the panels any time.

White Paper

A bold redefinition of science literacy for the 21st century, mapping out the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Resource Guide

A starter guide to the organizations, resources, and ideas that are shaping the science literacy ecosystem today.

Open Mind

An editorially independent digital magazine that helps readers confront and navigate the current information crisis, particularly as it relates to misinformation, conspiracy theories, and science controversies.


SLF funds seed-level and founder-level projects, providing grants, and forging partnerships that promote creative approaches to science communication, preferably projects at the community level. (Note: SLF is currently updating its grant strategy and is not accepting applications at this time.)

SLF Newsletter

Subscribers can keep up with SLF, our partners, the latest stories from Open Mind, and interesting developments in the world of science literacy, journalism, and communication.

Fertilizing the Science News Desert

Funding The Open Notebook to pilot a program in which science journalists mentor general journalists to amplify and enhance science coverage.