Double your Academy impact with a matching gift!

Enter your employer's name below to see if they participate in a matching gift program, then complete your gift on your employer's website. Thanks for doing twice the good!

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Frequently asked questions

What is a matching gift?

Many companies support their employees' philanthropic efforts by contributing an equal amount (sometimes more!) to employees' donations to select charities and nonprofits. It's a surprisingly easy way to double your impact on causes you support—like the Academy.

What if I already have a matching gift form from my employer?

If you already have a matching gift form from your employer, that's great news! You can send it to the Academy in one of three ways:

Via email: Scan or take a photograph of the form and email it as an attachment to

Via fax: Fax the form to our offices at 415-379-5750.

Via snail-mail: Mail the form to our offices at:
California Academy of Sciences
Attn: Development Department
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Thank you!

Can I pay partial or in full through my employer or use my matching gift to purchase or renew my membership?

No, corporate giving and match programs are extremely generous corporate philanthropy programs, and they are meant to be extensions of a donor’s own generosity in support of nonprofit organizations, rather than cover the partial or full cost of renewal or purchase of a membership. All employee giving and matched donations are treated as strict donations, no benefits.

If you are inquiring about a Donor Circle membership, please email or call 415-379-5405.

What is the Academy’s tax ID number?

The Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution. Our federal tax ID number, or EIN, is 94-1156258.

Our address is:
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

I'm having problems with the search box—what should I do?

If your employer's name doesn't pop up automatically, your company may not have a matching gifts program. We recommend checking in with your human resources department to make sure.

If the drop-down list of suggested employers is getting cut off, try entering more letters of the employer's name in the search bar to further narrow down your search. 

Still have questions? We'd love to hear from you. Please give us a call at 415-379-5405 or send an email to

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