The David & Carol Myers Foundation

For those who have asked what this Foundation is and where the money goes…. The Foundation receives all David’s royalties from all versions of his introductory psychology textbooks and all royalties from his general audience trade books (The Pursuit of Happiness, The American Paradox, A Quiet World, Intuition, What God Has Joined Together, A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists, and How Do We Know Ourselves? ). The Foundation exists “to receive and distribute funds to other charitable organizations.” The Foundation regrets that, with no staff and limited resources, it does not invite unsolicited proposals.

Here are some of the organizations the Foundation has supported.

Association for Psychological Science — Association for Psychological Science Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science—establishing an endowment that aims “to enhance the teaching and public understanding of psychological science for students and the lay public, in the United States, Canada, and worldwide.”

American Psychological Foundation endowment fund administered by Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools to support programs and resources for high school psychology teachers.

The Alliance to End Hunger works across sectors to solve the root causes of hunger at home and abroad

The One Campaign is an international political movement to end hunger and extreme poverty.

Bread for the World Institute provides nonpartisan policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it; the 501(c)3 branch of the Christian citizens’ movement advocating to influence public policy on behalf of poor and hungry people here and internationally.

Church World Service ecumenical agency supports international hunger relief and development

Episcopal Relief & Development relief and development agency supports communities struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster, and disease around the world.

Project Ethiopia support for village-based projects to improve the lives of children and communities

Virginia Theological Seminary support for Life Long Learning and the St. Nicholas Faith & Justice Center.

Community Action House nonsectarian, community-based support services providing food and more with the opportunity to build skills so individuals and families can thrive—support to establish a Food Club & Opportunity Center and annual program support

Our Forest Fund protects trees by purchasing timber rights and/or forest land in Washington State, especially in Kitsap County.

Bainbridge Island Land Trust works to preserve and steward the diverse natural environment of Bainbridge to benefit all.

Puget Sound Restoration Fund works to restore marine habitat, water quality and native species in Puget Sound through in-the-water projects

American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem building hope and peace by financially supporting education and healthcare available to all in the Holy Land

Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland supporting various community organizations serving youth and adults

Federation of Associations in Behavior and Brain Sciences (FABBS) endowment to promote and enhance understanding of the behavior, psychological, cognitive, and brain sciences.

American Psychological Foundation fund to further the development of psychological science and psychological scientists in low-income, transitional, and developing countries

Hearing Loop Initiative supporting the introduction of an effective hearing assistance technology around the U.S through the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence support for “women’s self-determination through advocacy, shelter, support, and education.”

St. Nicholas Center a website and more that helps people discover the person of faith behind Santa Claus and to learn about his life supporting justice for the vulnerable and those in need