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Einstein Project, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Physical & Earth Sciences, Primary & Elementary Schools, Technology


The Einstein Project is a non-profit organization that partners with schools, businesses, and communities to provide leadership and support for science education in Wisconsin. The Einstein Project was founded in 1991 by the business community and continues to be supported by area businesses, community organizations and service groups. The Einstein Project owns science units covering 42 grade appropriate areas of study which allow schools to provide an exemplary hands-on science curriculum for students. Prior to using a unit in their classroom, teachers must receive instruction through The Einstein Project giving them hands-on experience with the material. The Einstein Project is a national model for systemic change in Science Education.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 85,000

Geographic areas served: Wisconsin

Programs: Kids using Einstein science units learn the principles of science by practicing them. The Einstein Project has been providing these nationally developed hands-on science courses for more than 16 years. Each year, 85,000 student participations in 41 subject areas are made possible through The Einstein Project.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

We began our relationship with the Einstein Project four years ago when they approached us to fund their Wheels in Motion project. We did that over a period of three years and were impressed with the professionalism of their operation, staff and board of directors. They provide excellent hands-on curriculum in the schools; programs that might not otherwise be available. We are a major sponsor of their annual Butterflies and Friends Auction which draws a large number of area supporters and is a very successful event that the community always looks forward to. Part of that success is the fact that they make the auction pieces available to the community for viewing. It is great exposure for them and the artists and gives the opportunity for citizens in the community to view the fine pieces of art.



Rating: 4

Festival Foods partners with The Einstein Project each year for the Grocers on the Green Golf Outing. The event raises funds through event sponsorship, which in turn are donated to The Einstein Project. Through all phases of the planning and event execution the Einstein associates and volunteers were great to work alongside. The event was a huge success agian this year and there is no one more deserving of this donation than The Einstein Project.



Rating: 5

Eight years ago I was asked to meet with The Einstein Project to evaluate whether my company should or could partner with their organization. Going into the meeting, I was not optimistic about the possibilities. After that meeting and a few more, I was really able to see where the organization had come from, what it was currently doing and the vision they had. I was so impressed that we took on the Title Sponsor role of their largest fundraiser. It has been seven years of sponsorship and both the organization and our relationship have continued to grow. The impact that this organization has had on the youth that go through its program is phenomenal. Research has shown that the interest and knowledge of students in science has gone up dramatically, but equally as impressive scores in other areas of school improved significantly as well. The Einstein Project is a truly unique organization that is doing tremendous things in our communities!