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For over one hundred and thirty-five years, SBL members have regularly given their time and money to support each other as they study the Bible, the world out of which it emerged, and the many contexts of biblical interpretation. 
GIVE to the Society Fund
The Society Fund supports the unrestricted work of SBL.

GIVE to SBL's Programs, Services and Scholarships:
  • Bible Odyssey invites the general public to chart a journey through the social, historical, and literary richness of the best-selling, best-known book of all time.

  • International Cooperation Initiative provides free online PDF files of SBL publications, as well as partnering publishers, to scholars and students who would not otherwise have access to this scholarship.

  • The David Noel Freedman Scholarship Award for Excellence and Creativity in Biblical Scholarship encourages the finest scholarship in biblical studies.

  • The Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship stimulates the finest and most penetrating work in New Testament studies.

  • The Richards Fund for the Bible in the Public Square The purpose of this fund is to support the discussion of the way sacred texts, and especially the Bible, play a role in and intersect with the public square. This fund supports programs that bring people and institutions together to unravel the past relationships of sacred texts and public policies and envision new ways to shape this lively intersection.

  • International Travel Awards offer opportunities to current SBL members outside North America to attend the Annual or International Meeting, to participate in the program, to enhance their professional development, and to build their network with fellow scholars.

  • The Daniel Tran Foskett Hudgins Memorial Student Travel Award  is named in memory of Daniel Tran Foskett Hudgins, the beloved son of SBL member Mary Foskett and Scott Hudgins. In late 2021, Daniel was diagnosed with a devastating cancer. He died on 1 March 2022, at the age 21. His brief but beautiful life was characterized by love and service.

  • The Bernadette J. Brooten Award supports and encourages early career researchers developing innovative approaches to the critical study of gender, sexuality, and/or embodiment in relation to biblical texts and traditions (broadly cast), especially with projects that foreground feminist, womanist, queer, and, or, as trans approaches.

Endowment Fund
Endowment gifts make an immediate impact on SBL because they offer financial stability and ensure long-term funding for our programs and special projects. Gifts can be made in tribute to a family member, colleague, or mentor. An endowment gift can support SBL members and its programs in perpetuity. Your support to the Society ensures the solidarity of our mission to advance the academic study of biblical texts; develop resources for diverse audiences, facilitate broad and open discussion; and promote cooperation across global boundaries. Click here for endowment guidelines.

Tribute Gifts
Celebrate a colleague by giving a tribute gift to SBL. Donations may be given in memory or in honor of and an acknowledgement card will be sent as directed. To mail in your donation, download a form here.


Invest in SBL and foster the future of biblical scholarship. Join the Legacy Makers by designating a planned gift or establishing an endowment fund today! Learn more about Legacy Makers.

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A Declaration of Future Intent form can also be found

For additional information please contact Glory Emekeme, or write to:

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