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Did you know that National Geographic is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world?

Our programs in field-based research, conservation, exploration, and education continue to provide the world with scientific breakthroughs and discoveries that inspire people everywhere to care about our planet. This work would not be possible without the generosity of donors like you. Philanthropic support helps to protect endangered species, preserve disappearing cultures, discover solutions to the new challenges we face, provide education, and so much more. These projects—often featured in National Geographic magazine and on the National Geographic channels—help us better understand and care for our world. Every gift makes a difference.

The National Geographic Society is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.

Our Partners

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    Foundation and Government Partners

    National Geographic actively pursues funding from foundations and U.S. federal agencies to support projects in education, exploration, conservation, and research. Our partners have supported National Geographic exhibitions, films, television, and Web-based productions, educational resources for educators, students, and families, and the development of tools and materials that advance the Geographic’s mission.

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    Corporate Partnerships

    Partnering with National Geographic is a great way for organizations to make a difference for our planet while building awareness and increasing brand loyalty. Corporate partnerships provide a wonderful source of support for the Society's core programs while offering sponsors visibility, hospitality benefits, and a powerful association with one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations.

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Our critical work in research, conservation, exploration, and education is possible thanks to the generosity of people like you. Your gift of any size is greatly appreciated.

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    Explorers A-Z

    At the heart of our explorers program is the quest for knowledge through exploration and the people who make it possible.

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    Explorers by Category

    Browse our different areas of exploration and discover the fascinating people behind the projects.

Contact Us

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Telephone: +1 202 862 8638
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Email: givinginfo@ngs.org

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National Geographic News

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    New Bomas Save Big Cats

    Big Cats Initiative grantee Laly Lichtenfeld works with local communities in Tanzania's Tarangire ecosystem to replace traditional bomas (corrals) with "living walls" made from wire fence and rapidly growing native trees. Since installing 40 living walls that protect more than 100 separate livestock enclosures, communities have seen a dramatic decline in attacks on livestock. To date, no livestock predation has happened in villages where new living walls have been installed, with a 67 percent reduction in the number of lions killed in these communities as a result. (Photograph by Jodi Cobb)


Donor Stories

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    Grace Cleere

    “National Geographic shines a spotlight on the critical issues of the day and proposes innovative solutions that are grounded in science. I feel good about my legacy knowing that National Geographic will leverage my gift so it can have the greatest impact,” says Grace Cleere, who recently named National Geographic as a beneficiary in her will. Read More