IFTF + You
Invest in the Future
At IFTF we do not believe in being passive bystanders to the future. The future doesn’t just happen. We all have agency to make the future—the future belongs to everyone. This is why for over 45 years we have worked with organizations, communities, and individuals to help them systematically think about the future, bringing foresight and insight about the coming decade to help inform actions today.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to helping people envision and make a better future, we explore the vast range of future possibilities, connecting humanity’s greatest challenges with the greatest opportunities for transformation. We call these urgent futures—developments and opportunities with such extraordinary potential for changing the human landscape that we must pursue them, for to ignore them would be at our own peril.
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- Urgent futures demand thoughtful and creative action.
- They call each of us to participate.
- Join our network and be an active participant in the future.
- Help us imagine and make a better future by supporting our work.
Every donation is tax deductible and gets applied to directly to research and the following initiatives:
Our annual fellowship program brings together six practical visionaries twho are helping to shape conversations around urgent futures. IFTF’s Future for Good Fellows see beyond the day-to-day horizon to anticipate innovations with transformational potential. But they are more than visionaries—they are activators, connectors, and enablers who care about impact as much as ideas.
The IFTF Gallery for the Future at 201 Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto, California presents the work of multi-disciplinary artists who we engage with temporality through new media tools and creative approaches to design and aesthetic production. Our rotating exhibits will relate to the same futures themes that we approach through our research and labs.
We build toolkits, maps, immersive Artifacts from the Future, and other foresight tools based on our research. As a nonprofit, our tools are available to the public and designed for use in policymaking, corporate strategy meetings, schools, neighborhood councils, and individual futures planning.
The Institute for the Future is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation; our Tax ID number is 95-2540449. All donations are tax deductible. Additionally, your organization may offer matching grants for donations you make. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.