Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies funding, FARMS, BYU, membership fees, budgeting


As FARMS has become part of Brigham Young University, some of the faithful members of FARMS have asked if their support is still important to the Foundation. The answer is a resounding yes! Just in the financial area alone, membership fees (which we have also called subscriptions) are crucial to the research and publications of the Foundation. The university contributes less than 20 percent of the Foundation's annual operating budget-a very welcome contribution, but obviously not enough to keep FARMS and its projects running. We still must rely on membership fees, donations, and the sale of publications to support ongoing research.