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National Geographic Society

Washington, DC | http://www.nationalgeographic.org
Joined in June 2004

About Us

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Since our founding in 1888, we’ve funded more than 13,000 scientific research, conservation, and exploration projects around the world.


What We Do  

We invest in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling, and education. We further global understanding and support educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global awareness. We create a community of change, advancing key insights about our planet and probing some of the most pressing scientific questions of our time.


Why We Do It  

Human existence depends on a healthy, balanced, and sustainable planet, but our very existence puts pressure on the globe and all who live on it. Our planet is at a crossroads and there is both an opportunity and a critical need to act now, and to do so boldly. The Society’s role is to find the truth and shine a light on it. We advance global understanding and inspire solutions for the greater good.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Since our founding in 1888, we’ve funded more than 13,000 scientific research, conservation, and exploration projects…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Environment
  • Philanthropy
  • Science & Technology

Location

  • 1145 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036

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