The Academy believes a thriving planet and sustainable future are possible when people are given opportunities for wonder and reasons for hope.
Through transformative experiences in our museum, innovative STEM programs in our communities, and groundbreaking scientific research around the world, we’re educating and inspiring over a million guests and students every year—but we can’t do it without the generous support of local and national foundations, grantmaking organizations, and government partners.
Support the Academy with confidence
The Academy stewards gifts with professionalism, transparency, and integrity. Here’s how we make the most of your support:
We’re results-driven. We’re just as committed to measuring impact as we are to creating it.
We’re fiscally responsible. With a Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency, supporting the Academy is a sound investment.
We have strong leadership. The Academy attracts proven leaders who are dedicated to our mission, our staff, and our partners.
Contribute to world-changing science
With a world-class museum and educational and research institution all under one roof, our partners have the opportunity to provide vital support in three key areas:
- Education and access: From Science Action Club to Academy for All, Academy programs inspire curiosity and build STEM skills in thousands of students and museum guests every year.
- Scientific research: Academy scientists are at the forefront of efforts to understand and sustain our world through initiatives like Hope for Reefs, Islands 2030, and Thriving California.
- Exhibits and public programs: Museum guests of all ages deepen their relationship to science through over a dozen hands-on exhibits and nearly 60,000 captivating creatures.
If you’re interested in contributing to the Academy’s mission—and a shared, hopeful future—we'd love to hear from you.
More to explore
View a list of the corporate, foundation, and government partners providing vital support to the Academy.
View the Academy’s audited financial statements, annual reports, IRS Form 990s, and 501(c)(3) letter.
Hear inspiring stories from donors about how the benefits of supporting the Academy go both ways.