If you'd like to get into the true spirit of the holidays, you can give donations to causes this year instead of shiny boxes full of electronic circuitry. Luckily, there are plenty of great organizations and crowdfunding opportunities that will help make the world a more futuristic place.

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Pipe up in comments and tell us what organizations or crowdfunded projects you'd recommend that people donate money to this holiday season. Remember, you can give donations as gifts, if you donate in the name of friends and family. Please focus on organizations that benefit science, education, futurism or science fiction, and use this format:

Name of Organization or Project

Short Description explaining its relevance to science, education, futurism, or scifi.


Link to a place where people can donate