Save America's Treasures

In February of 2011 The Fuller Dome was selected as recipient of the highly competitive Save America's Treasures grant. This $125,000 matching grant directly supports preservation efforts and means all donations received by the Fuller Dome are doubled in value! Every dollar you donate is matched by the grant.

Under the original grant guidelines, the Fuller Dome restoration was to be completed by the end of 2012. RBF Dome NFP has been given an extension of this deadline until the end of 2013, and work is scheduled to begin this Spring. Your tax-deductible contribution will go a long way toward assuring our success, building Bucky's legacy, saving his home, and preserving his most acclaimed artifact. Help us bring Bucky home by contributing today.

Checks and payments can be made to The Fuller Dome or RBF Dome NFP. Each donation of $100 underwrites one small triangle of the dome and may be purchased in multiples to grow your triangle. Any amount is welcome, appreciated and tremendously helpful.

The Dome Home

The geodesic dome is Buckminster Fuller's most enduring legacy, and the city of Carbondale is the proud home of the only dome which Bucky lived in and owned.

Our Mission

RBF Dome NFP was formed in 2002 by a small group of local volunteers who believed that the Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale, Illinois was an extremely important historic artifact which should be preserved for the appreciation and education of future generations.

We are dedicated to a complete restoration of the Fuller Dome Home. This will ensure not only an additional educational-tourist resource to Southern Illinois, but a physical space where we can embrace, share, and express our unique cultural and intellectual heritage.

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We work to:

...preserve the original dome home of R. Buckminster Fuller and Anne Hewlett-Fuller located at 407 South Forest Ave. in Carbondale, Illinois...

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Sketch of Dome as it will look after the Phase One Exterior Preservation