Become a Member

Membership with the Buckminster Fuller Institute offers an active participation in the on-going development of the ideas and influence of one of the 20th century’s most influential designers and futurists, R. Buckminster Fuller. As a member of BFI you will have receive special announcements, invitations and discounts for all of our programming activity. In addition, Members will receive a specially designed Buckminster Fuller Institute member card!

All Memberships are considered donations to BFI - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

BFI’s several levels of Membership offer you a variety of benefits and opportunities. Card carrying Members will be able to use their card number to access a variety of these program benefits, with many more to come!

To read about the Membership benefits that were offered in 2015, click here.

STUDENT / ACADEMIC: $40/yr

  • Member Card
  • 10% Discount on purchases from BFI’s store
  • 10% Discount on entry to The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

BASIC LEVEL: $75/yr

  • Member Card
  • 10% Discount on purchases from BFI’s store
  • 10% Discount on entry to The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

DYMAXION LEVEL: $150/yr

  • Benefits of Basic membership
  • Advanced notification of events and access to premier seating
  • 10% Discount on educational programs, both on-line and in person
  • Free copy of Education Automation

SYNERGY LEVEL: $500/yr

  • Benefits of above membership levels
  • Store discount of 20%
  • Up to 2 guests to event premier seating
  • Invitations to member-only events and receptions
  • Special offers from our partner network [tbd]

PATRON LEVEL: $1000/yr

  • Benefits of the above membership levels
  • Store discount of 25%
  • Recognition on our website and print materials
  • RBF postage stamp Limited Edition print

PARTNER LEVEL: $2500/yr

  • Benefits of above membership levels
  • Recognition in special section for partner members, including your logo or other visual icon on our website and print materials

If you prefer to pay for Membership in monthly donations, or with any other questions, please email [email protected].

Welcome to BFI

Thank you and welcome the Buckminster Fuller Institute!

We would like you to know how much your membership means to us. Because of you, we can deliver exceptional programs that make a real difference in the lives of participants and individuals across the world. We are very grateful for your support and participation in our growing global community!