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    As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the New York Academy of Sciences relies on both institutional philanthropy and the generosity of its Members and friends to bring quality scientific programming to the public and advance scientific discovery. Your support ensures that the Academy is able to maintain the same level of service to our communities despite fluctuating economic conditions.

    Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Academy today. Your contribution will help build scientific communities, disseminate cutting-edge scientific knowledge quickly and effectively, help resolve global problems with science-based solutions, and make New York City an epicenter of science. Click on the links below to learn more about the various ways you can support the Academy.

    Annual Fund and the Charles Darwin Society

    By making an unrestricted gift annually, you can help the Academy continue to develop and implement compelling public programming and aid overall operations. Donors who make a financial commitment of $1,000 or more annually become members of the Charles Darwin Society, which entitles them to exclusive events and access privileges within the Academy.

    Planned Giving

    By making a planned gift to the Academy, you will ensure that we continue to serve future generations of scientists and the public. Donors who remember the Academy in charitable bequests are recognized as Sustaining Members and invited to join the Lyceum Society.

    Employer Matching Gifts

    Many corporations match the gifts their employees and retirees make to charitable institutions. Your firm's human resources department will be able to provide instructions on submitting a matching gift form to the Academy and we will be happy to administer the rest. By doing so, you could double or even triple the impact of your gift to the Academy.

    Support the Academy While You Shop

    In addition to your annual gift to the Academy, you can also support us while you shop online. When you shop using the following services, some of the proceeds will be direct toward the Academy:

    • Amazon Smile - when you shop Amazon through their Smile portal and select the "New York Academy of Sciences" as your charity, we will receive a small percentage of your purchase. Shop now.
    • Goodshop - works with 5,000+ online retailers to provide deals to you while also helping you support the "New York Academy of Sciences." Shop now.
    • iGive - works with 1,500+ online retailers who will return a percentage of your purchase to the "New York Academy of Sciences." Shop now.

    • Contact Us

      For more information about how you can help support the Academy's mission, please contact:

      Bevin Ross

      Director, Individual Giving