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

Candid's 2024 Platinum Seal of Transparency

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:


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.

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Hear inspiring stories from donors about how the benefits of supporting the Academy go both ways.

Contact us
Questions about Foundation Partnerships? We'd love to hear from you.
Daron Willison
Senior Manager, Foundation & Government Grants
(415) 379-5403