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New species await detection. Fragile ecosystems need protection. Young minds seek inspiration. And the need to make all of these things a priority has never been more pressing. Your partnership and support help the Academy fulfill its mission to explore, explain, and sustain life. 

Join a community of supporters committed to exploration, innovation, and education. The deeper your engagement, the more central you are to the Academy's core values and strengths—and the greater your impact on the issues you care most about.

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The Hive ($350–$475)

Science + Social. The Academy’s affinity exclusive donor group for ages 21–40, bringing together bright young minds and big ideas through events and experiences powered by Academy science.

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Friends of the Academy ($1,000–$9,999)

Inspire explorers of all ages, get closer to Academy scientists and their discoveries, and become a leader in a community of learners.

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Platinum Circle ($10,000 and above)

Make a transformative impact on the future of the Academy and enjoy unique opportunities to engage with our scientists and educators.

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Corporate Giving

Support research and education initiatives aligned with your company’s values while enjoying access to a world-class museum.

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Legacy Giving

Your planned gift enables the Academy to continue exploring, explaining, and sustaining life for generations to come.

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Gifts of Stocks and Mutual Funds

The Academy welcomes and greatly appreciates gifts of stocks and mutual funds. If you'd like to make a gift of this kind, please complete a Transfer of Assets form or contact us directly—we'd love to speak with you. 

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Matching Gifts

It may be possible to double your gift through your employer, resulting in greater benefits for you and double the impact for the Academy. Please contact your HR department to inquire about matching funds.

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FY 2017 Annual Report

Fiscal year 2017 was an exciting year—365 days that shaped thousands of perspectives on the nature and future of life of Earth. Explore our Annual Report to learn more.

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Legacy Giving

Your planned gift enables the Academy to continue exploring, explaining, and sustaining life for generations to come.