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To make a contribution to any of SSA’s tax deductable funds use this secure online form.

If you have questions about contributing to SSA please email us.

Our ability to advance seismology depends on your support.

The Seismological Society of America is a non-profit organization that depends in part, on the generosity of the seismological community. Your contributions further the mission of each SSA fund, and we greatly appreciate your support of the Society.

SSA General Fund

Donations to this fund support SSA's new and ongoing programs including publishing, meetings, government relations and communications. Your contributions to the SSA General fund help SSA to continue providing important member services.

Kanamori Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support the professional development of students, seismologists and earthquake engineers. In past years, it has also provided a travel grant to attend the SSA meeting from countries that are members of the European Seismological Commission (ESC) under a reciprocal agreement. Learn more about Hiroo Kanamori

Geo-CVD Student Travel Grant Fund

SSA invites students who are members to travel to Washington D.C. for the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (GEO-CVD).  This fund supports travel and accommodations for students who educate Members of Congress and their staffs about the geosciences.

Student Travel Grant Fund

This fund supports modest travel grants to help students attend the SSA Annual Meeting. The 2017 Annual Meeting will be in Denver, and the larger the fund, the more grants we can give to students. The Student Travel Grant fund is a significant part of increasing student participation in SSA meetings and activities.

Joyner Fund

The William B. Joyner Memorial Fund was established to promote education and to improve the use of seismology in earthquake engineering. The fund honors Bill Joyner, a longtime SSA member, who died in 2001. In his distinguished career with the U.S. Geological Survey, Bill was particularly effective at bridging the gap between seismologists and engineers. More information is available on the Joyner Lecture pages. SSA, in cooperation with EERI, established the William B. Joyner Memorial Fund Lectures to be given at the Annual Meeting of each group.

All contributions to the Seismological Society of America (SSA) are tax-deductible within the U.S. Receipts available upon request. Send all requests to


SSA Annual Meeting Sponsorhip

Sponsorship of the Annual Meeting is also available. SSA invites corporations and organizations to sponsor events at the SSA Annual Meeting each spring. It is through the valuable financial support and participation of sponsors that SSA is able to provide an excellent and dynamic meeting each year.