Why Give to DRI?

Inspiring Solutions for Today and Beyond

DRI’s team of more than 450 scientists, engineers, students and staff are currently conducting important environmental research aimed at preventing and addressing some of the world’s most complex environmental challenges.

No matter the challenge – whether it’s the link between air quality and risk of contracting COVID or other health-related conditions, climate change and extreme weather, drought and water availability, and much more – DRI is on top of these and many other pressing environmental-related challenges in order to find innovative ways to address them.

Today, more than ever, it is imperative that we invest in critical research to better understand and address the serious environmental challenges facing our world.  Our scientific research is soft-funded , and philanthropic support is a critical component of making this work possible. Because DRI scientists are not bound by the constraints of a tenure-granting system, they are free to pursue innovative and impactful science.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, DRI is exploring big environmental questions and developing solutions for tomorrow and beyond. Make a gift today to support their research. 

Donor News and Updates

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Raiders Foundation Teams Up with the DRI to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

Through the NFL Foundation Digital Divide Grant, the Raiders Foundation teamed up with the DRI Foundation and J4NG to expose Southern Nevada students to careers in technology during the “Tech Tomorrow” event. 

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Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation Supports DRI’s STEM Education Programs

The Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation made a gift to provide free shipping of 280 Green Box kits to and from Northern Nevada schools. The Green Boxes, or suitcases, are filled with detailed grade-level teacher lessons and hands-on STEM activities.

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New NV Energy Foundation Grant Will Support Wildfire Preparedness

DRI announced a new grant from the NV Energy Foundation that will provide $150,000 to support the development of a Weather and Research Forecast advanced modeling tool that will simulate weather, fire, and smoke.

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