Private and philanthropic support is very important as the National Academies continues to be an unbiased source of knowledge for the United States and globally. As a non-profit, we rely on corporations and foundations to continue our work to provide independent, objective advice to the nation.
Contributions from Sponsors support:
Sponsor Spotlight: Carnegie Corporation of New York
The National Academies has a long, storied history with the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Andrew Carnegie and the Corporation were instrumental in securing funds for the building of the NationalAcademies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine building, located on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. George Ellery Hale (NAS, 1902), a distinguished solar physicist and Professor of Astronomy at the University of Chicago, was an energetic institution builder who persisted in trying to interest Carnegie in the building project. With the assistance of Elihu Root, a Carnegie Corporation trustee, the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York adopted a resolution that would provide $5 million in total for building construction and an endowment for the NAS.
The National Academies proudly continues our partnership with the Carnegie Corporation today. Recent support includes the Cicerone Endowment Fund,Koshland Science Museum, and Cultural Programs at NAS.
Select list of Grantmakers
Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
W.M. Keck Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Wellcome Trust
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Ford Foundation
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
For more information about the National Academies partnerships, contact:
Julie Ische, Director
Joanne Morse, Associate Director