The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS) is a nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to supporting scientific research related to sexuality. It is the only foundation whose sole and primary mission is to provide funding for conducting scholarly, scientific research to further our understanding of all aspects of sexuality. Created in 1985 by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), the Foundation has as its goal to establish a perpetual pool of funds (an endowment) to facilitate the continuation of the scholarly activities of sexual science. FSSS is the fund raising arm of The Society.
Tax-deductible, charitable donations to FSSS can be made to the General Endowment Fund, the titled, specifically purposed endowments, or as unrestricted funds. Donations in forms such as royalty assignments, deferred gifts and gifts through wills can be arranged.
The FSSS currently underwrites some of the SSSS Student Research Awards. It also provides small research grants to support sexuality research, and funding for the Winer Memorial Plenary, The Ira and Harriet Reiss Theory Award, and The Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Book Award. In addition, FSSS funds The Whipple Family Plenary at the annual conference of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
Beginning in 2014 The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality is pleased to announce that we have begun partnership with Standard Innovation Corporation, makers of the We-Vibe family of products. They have made a generous donation to the Foundation’s Grants-in-Aid Project.
Standard Innovation is committed to sexual health and wellness and strongly believes that sexuality research is invaluable to the understanding of sexuality in modern society. This donation is their way of saying “Thank You” to researchers, educators and doctors alike that have helped change the way we look at sexuality. This donation will contribute to the growing body of sexuality research and assist the bright minds in this field in accomplishing their research goals. We look forward to their continuing support.