Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute


Donate now to the Santa Fe Institute's Complexity Explorer Online Education Platform

Why Donate?

For our Year-End Fund Drive every donation from now through December 31st gives you a chance to win some of our Complexity Explorer gear

Donate over $101 - enter to win a Complexity Explorer t-shirt and notebook

Donate $50 to $100 - enter to win a Complexity Explorer t-shirt

Donate $25-50 - enter to win a Complexity Explorer notebook


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Santa Fe Institute
Complexity Explorer
1399 Hyde Park Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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The Santa Fe Institute is a non-profit research institute, so your donation is fully tax-deductible in the USA, and 100% of donations support the development and maintenance of Complexity Explorer.

Thank you for your support!


2018 Donation Goal: $30,000

Raised so far (November 27, 2018) : ~$15,000


Support Complexity Science in our Annual Year-End Fund Drive

From now until December 31 we hope you will support our year-end CE fund drive. Although almost all of our courses are free to take, they are not free to produce and maintain. The future of our free online courses — and the Complexity Explorer site as a whole — depends on donations from participants.  If you are able, please consider making a donation to Complexity Explorer. Your gift is fully tax deductible in the US. One hundred percent of your donation will support our online education programs.

To help us kickstart this year's annual fund drive, we have received a generous challenge grant of $3,000 from Professor Melanie Mitchell, founder of the Complexity Explorer project. We would love to meet her challenge today by raising $3,000 from Complexity Explorer users. This will secure her donation and get us almost halfway to our fundraising goal of $15,000 by December 31st. Please take a moment today to support our campaign or give to our annual drive anytime between now and December 31st. We need your help to continue this valuable programming.

Your donations last year helped us expand our 2018 Complexity Explorer offerings.  We released two new tutorials — Fundamentals of Machine Learning and Fundamentals of Netlogo — and produced nine Complexicon videos, each providing a lively introduction to a key term in complexity science. Your donations also made it possible to run our successful Spring 2018 Complexity Challenge, create a new browse function, and revamp the Complexity Explorer interface. We couldn’t have done all this without your donations.

We have some big plans for 2019. With your help meeting our $15,000 year-end goal, Complexity Explorer will:

  1. Launch the brand new Origins of Life course. Chris Kempes and Sarah Maurer will explore how biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science come together to shed light on how life began. This course will launch in June 2019.
  2. Create interactive apps to explore Complex Systems concepts visually.
  3. Build a library of NetLogoWeb Models so that users can learn NetLogo right on Complexity Explorer.
  4. Continue to offer the Complexity Challenge in 2019 to give students a chance to put their complex systems expertise to use.
  5. Grow our community by developing new free content and providing as many scholarships as needed for our fee-based courses.