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).