The Shoulders of Giants, Inc.

is creating science and engineering opportunities for students of all ages.

17

patrons

$770

per month

About Us

The Shoulders of Giants, Inc. (TSoG) is a nonprofit (501(c)(3)) organization founded in 2013 on a vision that world-class science education should be available to all students of all ages. Since then, we have worked hard and made many sacrifices to build world-class programs and a laboratory culture that has impacted the lives of thousands throughout our North Texas area. Now, we are ready to share that experience with the world - but we need your help to make it a reality.

In January 2019, we are launching our exciting new service - TSoG.tv. This service will provide opportunities in all branches of engineering, technology and mathematics to any student with an internet connection. Through a combination of engaging videos, at-home exercises, and live interaction with the program creator, Dr. Steven Foland, middle- and high-school students around the world will be able to engage in the same learning experience students have been enjoying in our lab for years. Please help us make this dream a reality through your support right here on Patreon!

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a trusted crowdfunding platform that allows us to securely receive donations from our supporters in the form of monthly subscriptions. In return for a very reasonable percentage-based service fee, they help us manage those subscriptions and confer benefits to our supporters at all levels. These benefits range from behind-the-scenes information and bonus content, to personalized feedback from the students your donations are helping to support. For a detailed list of our donation levels, please see the "Tiers" section on this page (in the sidebar on desktop, below on mobile).

Commitment to Transparency

The Shoulders of Giants is a registered public charity, and, as such, all donations made on Patreon may be considered tax-deductible. We are committed to honesty and integrity in all of our operations, and are proud to maintain a Platinum Seal of Transparency through GuideStar (guidestar.org/profile/46-2963213).

All donations received through Patreon will be used to support the mission of TSoG, which is to share the thrill of scientific discovery. Although a small fee will be charged to our subscribing students to cover our production costs, we rely upon donations from supporters such as yourself to help grow and expand our impact! Some examples of ways in which your donations may be used are to provide:

  • Financial-aid for students in need.
  • Funding for public outreach events.
  • Supplies, equipment, or software for students or school districts who can't afford them.


Lastly, Thank You!

We cannot stress enough how much we rely upon the generosity of supporters like you to be able to do what we do. If you're like us and love science and engineering, believe in the value of education, or just enjoy the idea of students having the tools they need to be able to achieve their dreams, then please help us make this dream a reality by supporting us here. Thank you!


Tiers
TSoG Insiders
$2 or more per month

This level keeps you in-the-loop and behind-the-scenes with text and photo posts on Patreon.


You'll also gain access to "Friendly Banter", our light-hearted video blog presented in glorious 360° VR video. It's a great way to peek inside the TSoG lab and get to know Dr. Foland and the students involved in our programs!

Fans of Science
$5 or more per month

 Benefits from the previous tier +  access to our Patron-chat text channel on Discord. 


You'll also receive a named credit at the end of ALL of our live stream videos.

Includes Discord rewards
Friends of Science
$15 or more per month

Benefits from the previous tier + access to our Patron voice channel and the ability to view our student and stream chat channels on Discord to see what our students are discussing!


You'll also get some sweet Patreon flair on our subreddit, /r/tsog, to show off your support!


Includes Discord rewards
Advocates of Science
$25 or more per month

Benefits from the previous tier + ability to post in our Discord student channels. This is a great way to interact with the students you are helping support!


You will also receive a mention in our annual report (unless you choose to remain anonymous).

Includes Discord rewards
Champions of Science
$50 or more per month

Benefits from the previous tier + ability to post in our stream chat channels on Discord so you can interact with students and broadcasters during live streams!


Additionally, at this level, your support will allow us to provide a full scholarship to our program for a student in need of financial aid.  We will provide you with annual updates on the progress of your sponsored student.

Includes Discord rewards
Heroes of Science
$100 or more per month

 Benefits from the previous tier + ability to participate in ALL student-accessible Discord channels, including voice channels and off-topic channels.


At this level, your support will allow us to provide 2 full scholarships to our program for students in need of financial aid. As special thanks, we may occasionally send you exclusive TSoG merchandise so that you can share your support with the world!

Includes Discord rewards

About Us

The Shoulders of Giants, Inc. (TSoG) is a nonprofit (501(c)(3)) organization founded in 2013 on a vision that world-class science education should be available to all students of all ages. Since then, we have worked hard and made many sacrifices to build world-class programs and a laboratory culture that has impacted the lives of thousands throughout our North Texas area. Now, we are ready to share that experience with the world - but we need your help to make it a reality.

In January 2019, we are launching our exciting new service - TSoG.tv. This service will provide opportunities in all branches of engineering, technology and mathematics to any student with an internet connection. Through a combination of engaging videos, at-home exercises, and live interaction with the program creator, Dr. Steven Foland, middle- and high-school students around the world will be able to engage in the same learning experience students have been enjoying in our lab for years. Please help us make this dream a reality through your support right here on Patreon!

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a trusted crowdfunding platform that allows us to securely receive donations from our supporters in the form of monthly subscriptions. In return for a very reasonable percentage-based service fee, they help us manage those subscriptions and confer benefits to our supporters at all levels. These benefits range from behind-the-scenes information and bonus content, to personalized feedback from the students your donations are helping to support. For a detailed list of our donation levels, please see the "Tiers" section on this page (in the sidebar on desktop, below on mobile).

Commitment to Transparency

The Shoulders of Giants is a registered public charity, and, as such, all donations made on Patreon may be considered tax-deductible. We are committed to honesty and integrity in all of our operations, and are proud to maintain a Platinum Seal of Transparency through GuideStar (guidestar.org/profile/46-2963213).

All donations received through Patreon will be used to support the mission of TSoG, which is to share the thrill of scientific discovery. Although a small fee will be charged to our subscribing students to cover our production costs, we rely upon donations from supporters such as yourself to help grow and expand our impact! Some examples of ways in which your donations may be used are to provide:

  • Financial-aid for students in need.
  • Funding for public outreach events.
  • Supplies, equipment, or software for students or school districts who can't afford them.


Lastly, Thank You!

We cannot stress enough how much we rely upon the generosity of supporters like you to be able to do what we do. If you're like us and love science and engineering, believe in the value of education, or just enjoy the idea of students having the tools they need to be able to achieve their dreams, then please help us make this dream a reality by supporting us here. Thank you!


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Tiers
TSoG Insiders
$2 or more per month

This level keeps you in-the-loop and behind-the-scenes with text and photo posts on Patreon.


You'll also gain access to "Friendly Banter", our light-hearted video blog presented in glorious 360° VR video. It's a great way to peek inside the TSoG lab and get to know Dr. Foland and the students involved in our programs!

Fans of Science
$5 or more per month

 Benefits from the previous tier +  access to our Patron-chat text channel on Discord. 


You'll also receive a named credit at the end of ALL of our live stream videos.

Includes Discord rewards
Friends of Science
$15 or more per month

Benefits from the previous tier + access to our Patron voice channel and the ability to view our student and stream chat channels on Discord to see what our students are discussing!


You'll also get some sweet Patreon flair on our subreddit, /r/tsog, to show off your support!


Includes Discord rewards
Advocates of Science
$25 or more per month

Benefits from the previous tier + ability to post in our Discord student channels. This is a great way to interact with the students you are helping support!


You will also receive a mention in our annual report (unless you choose to remain anonymous).

Includes Discord rewards
Champions of Science
$50 or more per month

Benefits from the previous tier + ability to post in our stream chat channels on Discord so you can interact with students and broadcasters during live streams!


Additionally, at this level, your support will allow us to provide a full scholarship to our program for a student in need of financial aid.  We will provide you with annual updates on the progress of your sponsored student.

Includes Discord rewards
Heroes of Science
$100 or more per month

 Benefits from the previous tier + ability to participate in ALL student-accessible Discord channels, including voice channels and off-topic channels.


At this level, your support will allow us to provide 2 full scholarships to our program for students in need of financial aid. As special thanks, we may occasionally send you exclusive TSoG merchandise so that you can share your support with the world!

Includes Discord rewards