Donate to Foldscope!

As a social mission driven company, Foldscope Instruments engages in organizing workshops and distributing Foldscopes around the world. We have delivered over 70,000 free Foldscopes to more than 135+ countries through donations of funds and other support. This work is often done by volunteers who spend time and effort to bring the joy of discovery to others. 

Shipping costs for sending tools to remote parts of the world are significant. We ask for support to help us bring scientific tools to places that can not afford them. If you run a non-profit organization focused on bringing science education to resource poor settings; please write to us at

To support us in our effort to expand access to scientific tools, please consider a tax-deductible donation. Our non-profit funds are administered by our fiscal sponsor, the Institute for Education, Research, and Sponsorships (IFERS), a 501(c)(3) organization.

Your donation is greatly appreciated! See a list of donors.

A global community

From the conception of this project - with help of foundations and individuals like you - we have shipped 70,000 Foldscope to communities in 135+ countries all around the world