PLATO Philosophy Fund Membership

Why PLATO Philosophy Fund?
Nationwide, scant funding exists that is geared specifically for philosophy programs, and, in particular, for programs that bring philosophy outside of colleges and universities to non-traditional settings, including schools, senior centers, libraries, museums, prisons, refugee centers, and public lecture halls.

Becoming a PPF Member is EASY!
Enter any amount $250.00 USD or more and click the button below! Your membership pledge will be handled and secured by PayPal.

PLATO PayPal PPF Membership

Or you can send a check to:


P.O. Box 1304
East Northport NY  11731

(Please write “PLATO Philosophy Fund” on the memo line)

Thank you!

Last, but not least!
Please fill out the following form once you’ve completed your donation.

PLATO Philosophy Fund Membership
PLATO Philosophy Fund Membership
PLATO Philosophy Fund Membership
PLATO Philosophy Fund Membership

A New Source of Funding
Recognizing the importance of greater access to philosophy for all adults, youth, and children, as well as the scarcity of funds available for philosophy programs, PLATO created the PLATO Philosophy Fund (PPF), which will provide funding for a wide range of innovative philosophy programs with the aim of broadening philosophy’s reach. The expectation is that many of these programs will take place in public and other non-traditional settings.


PFF Challenge Grant
To launch the fund, a $50,000 challenge grant has been secured from the Squire Family Foundation and an anonymous donor. We are gratified by the success of our initial PPF membership drive this spring. With our challenge grant, PPF has already raised over $20,000 to fund new philosophy projects  – 45 institutions have become 2016 Founding Members, with membership contributions of $250 or more!

Won’t you join us?