About SLF

Our Vision


The Samuel Lawrence Foundation (SLF) has a bold vision to change the world—one that promotes, connects, and engages people in dialogue to encourage broader access to and advocacy in science, education, and the arts. Pressing global and local challenges call for new methods and innovative breakthroughs. Connections matter, and SLF connects people to knowledge, advocacy, funding, and support

SLF believes breakthrough change happens by working at the intersections of science, education, and the arts. Standing alone, each area fulfills a vital function, standing together, they hold the keys to the well-being of the earth and its people.

The Samuel Lawrence Foundation acts as a “community engagement bridge,” connecting local and international groups to move forward with bold vision and actions to address some of the most pressing needs facing our nation and the world.

All Samuel Lawrence Foundation programs and projects demonstrate the power of our guiding principles:


New solutions require new voices and new ways to partner across sectors. Different perspectives help us make better decisions. Collaboration provides a powerful platform for problem solving and strategic joint action.

Shared Learning

Learning together, across professions and disciplines, creates relationships of trust and builds understanding. Conflicting positions can be minimized, encouraging a broader collective solution. It helps us see what’s working and what isn’t.


Creativity, risk-taking, and can-do spirit must be nurtured in collaborative work. When people get stuck, teamwork gives rise to creativity and breakthroughs. Innovation emerges.

Donate Today

We take great pride in our mission and accomplishments. SLF incubates young, change-making organizations. See the impact your donation has in launching an organization to independence.

Your tax-deductible donation will fund advancements in science, education, and the arts.

We accept gifts of cash, credit card through Paypal as well as mailed checks. We also accept donations of securities and funds through our brokerage account.

Checks may be addressed to:
The Samuel Lawrence Foundation
PO Box F, Del Mar, CA 92014