Smithsonian, Office of Advancement

  • District of Columbia


1000 Jefferson Drive Southwest
District of Columbia
United States

About Us

The Smithsonian Institution is a unique complex of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research centers. The Smithsonian is a national and world treasure and is dedicated to its founding mission, “the increase and diffusion of knowledge.” Its exhibitions, programs, collections, and outreach touch the lives of millions of Americans every year, as well as many who visit from abroad.

The Office of Advancement oversees and guides the fundraising efforts of the Smithsonian. In addition to raising significant support for a variety of Smithsonian initiatives, the Office of Advancement provides support services to advancement offices across the institution. The office engages with staff throughout the organization in accomplishing their goals.