Fueled by the realization that decades of traditional cancer research had failed to lower the incidence of breast cancer, Silent Spring Institute was founded to conduct science in a new way, focused on answering questions about possible environmental links to the disease.

Silent Spring Institute depends on the generosity of many supporters to be able to sustain its innovative work. Please consider making a contribution. Your donation will support current and planned research that investigates potential links between environmental pollutants and breast cancer using the most advanced scientific techniques. To learn more about your dollars at work at Silent Spring Institute, visit Our Research.

Silent Spring Institute is a nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts and is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

To make an online donation using a credit card, click the donate button above.

By Phone
Call us at 617.332.4288 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST, and we will be happy to assist you. If you do not reach us, simply leave a message and we will return your call promptly.

By Mail
You may prefer to mail a check or U.S. money order, made payable to Silent Spring Institute, to us at Silent Spring Institute,320 Nevada Street, Suite 302, Newton, MA 02460. If you wish, simply print out the donation form, fill in your donation information and send it along with your check or money order.

Gifts in Honor or Gifts in Memory
To make a gift in honor of a special individual, in memory of a deceased loved one, or to mark a special occasion, print out the donation form and fill in the appropriate portion of the “Special Gifts” section. We will send an acknowledgment of your contribution to the individual(s) you designate but will not specify the amount of your gift.

Gifts of Stock or Securities, Bequests, Planned Giving
If you wish to make a gift of stock or securities, make a bequest in your will, or set up a planned giving arrangement, we encourage you to discuss your giving options with your lawyer or other financial representative and to call Silent Spring Institute at 617.332.4288.

Named Giving Funding Opportunities
A number of named giving funding opportunities exist in support of Silent Spring Institute. Call us at 617.332.4288 for more information.

Susan S. Bailis Breast Cancer Research Fund
Susan S. Bailis, a leader in Boston’s health care community, founded the Susan S. Bailis Breast Cancer Fund in 1998 to support innovative research at Silent Spring Institute. Susan died of metastatic breast cancer two years later. The Bailis Fund now honors her memory and celebrates her dedication to changing the legacy of breast cancer for future generations.

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Silent Spring Institute is registered with online shopping sites to help our cause.

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