Founded in 1817, the New York Academy of Sciences is not only a notable and enduring part of New York City's cultural landscape but also a significant organization within the international scientific community. The Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization that provides a neutral forum in which industry, academia, and government convene to focus on cutting-edge areas of science. Our mission is:
- to advance scientific knowledge
- to help resolve global challenges with science-based solutions
- to increase the number of scientifically informed individuals
The continued success of our programs relies on the generosity of corporate sponsors, foundations, individuals, and contributors to our Annual Fund. Whether you are an individual or represent a business or other institution, you can help to ensure that the Academy continues to have the resources, talent, and ability to provide unique services to the global scientific community and the public at large.
Please consider supporting the Academy. Click on the links below for more information.
The Academy offers a variety of giving opportunities: tax-deductible gifts can be made online, by mail or phone, through a planned gift, or as part of a Science & the City ticket package purchase. Or join the Darwin Society to receive special donor benefits. Any way you give, you support the Academy's valuable programs.
By becoming a corporate member, your company can become more deeply involved in the innovative programs that take place at the Academy and become a part of our global community. You will gain access to our scientific network, which includes many distinguished leaders of industry, academia, government, and the nonprofit sector. You will connect with the Science Alliance, our network of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers—young scientists who will become tomorrow's leaders. You will also help your employees to stay abreast of the latest developments in the sciences. Corporate membership in the Academy offers opportunities for companies of any size, regardless of geographical location.
By contributing to the Frontiers of Science program, you will support the Academy’s core program for convening professional scientific conferences and symposia on cutting-edge topics in the life sciences, physical sciences, and green science and sustainability. Bringing together international experts and partners from academia, industry, government, and beyond, Frontiers of Science provides a neutral forum for participants to exchange information on basic and applied research and on the broader role of science, medicine, and technology in society.
Each fall the Academy holds a celebration of scientific excellence in the New York City area. This year's gala will take place on Monday, November 14, at Cipriani 42nd Street.
The Academy offers a number of print and online channels that your organization can use to put its message in front of our global audiences. We offer advertising on our Web site, in our various e-mail newsletters, and in the print version of the New York Academy of Sciences Magazine. We also offer a variety of support and sponsorship options for the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, our prestigious scientific series; Academy eBriefings, our Web-based multimedia overviews of NYAS symposia and conferences; and our Science & the City podcasts.
For more information about how you can help support the Academy's mission, please contact: