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Our unique brand of scientific and creative inquiry, and its unmatched thought leadership make it possible to ask big questions and reveal profound insights at scales not possible through traditional scientific or commercial pursuits.

The Norfolk Institute is a creative, collaborative research center where scientists and accomplished scholars spanning many disciplines work together to explore the underlying patterns in the systems we depend on as humans to thrive.


Up to $100
Resiliency Fund

The Resiliency Fund allows the institute to react to new ideas and support fast-moving initiatives as they happen. The Norfolk Institute offers supporters and community members access to scientific videos, papers, webinars, and events with a chance to learn from today’s most influential thinkers, in person and online.

$100+ to $1000
Emergence Forum

As a sponsor of Emergence Forum, you’ll be offered exclusive access and special programming, including exclusive thought leadership summits and conversations with faculty and preferred seating at Norfolk Institute community lectures. You’ll be a part of the conversation and the next scientific advances.


+$1000 - $5000
Explorer Club

As an Explorer Club member, your backing might send a Norfolk Institute researcher to do critical fieldwork, convene experts around the world to tackle a new problem, or spread Norfolk Institute science to new audiences, with exclusive access, and all the benefits of participating in the Emergence Forum.

+$15,000
Breakthrough Circle

When you make a significant contribution, endow a research fellow or a program area, support or name an award or research center, you’ll become an integral part of our search for human resiliency on Earth and in Space — and of science that can happen nowhere else. You’ll work closely with us to bring your scientific passions to bear on the latest problems. And you’ll meet people who will change how you think about challenges in science, in business, and in our communities.


The Norfolk Institute is grateful to all those who support its work and share its belief in the scientific pursuits in human resiliency to make our living on Earth and in Space possible and sustainable.

Fund the Future

Supporting the Norfolk Institute provides a unique opportunity to impact the future of humanity. Our team and research fellows, scholars, intellectuals, business leaders, and artists, explore complex systems like economies, ecosystems, human development, innovation, artificial intelligence, the origin of life, and more in the form of research, partnerships, incubator, and meetings.

Get Involved

Through our special programming and access for supporters, you can be part of a renown and unique mission — and you’ll find a window into science available nowhere else. You may specify an amount other than the values listed, and if the amount is more than $5000 or you would like to donate via direct wire, please feel free to contact us to process payment. Minimum donation is $5

Research with a Mission


With a startup-level budget and the support of a community of like-minded thinkers, we achieve biggest-result human resiliency research, and our programs aim to help thousands of students, professionals, and partners to achieve impact in business, academia, and society.
At the Norfolk Institute, we pride ourselves on being bold – a place where big thinkers can come together to explore the challenges of human resiliency of Earth and beyond our world. The institute attracts scientists, philosophers, business leaders, artists, and others who share an insatiable curiosity about our world.