Why should you support the National Academies? Our members, friends, institutional partners, and staff all have their own compelling answers to this question, but there are some unifying reasons that many of our donors share.
Our donors know that the nation needs an objective, nonpartisan voice on important issues around science, engineering, and medicine.
Our donors understand the responsibility we all bear to preserve the integrity of the institutions of science, engineering, and medicine for future generations.
Our donors recognize the vital role that science, engineering, and medicine play in our everyday lives.
The Presidents’ Fund and Annual Funds
Your gift to the Presidents’ Fund provides essential flexible funding that enable Academy leadership to address urgent issues around science, engineering, and medicine as they emerge.
You can also support one of our Academies directly by donating to the Annual Fund of an Academy of your choosing. Like the Presidents’ Fund, these funds provide essential flexible funding that enable the respective Academy leadership to address urgent issues. The National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine each have Annual Funds.
Committee on Human Rights (CHR)
Your gift to the CHR advocates for individuals subjected to serious human rights abuses because of their professional activities or having exercised their right to freedom of expression. These individuals include scientists, engineers, and doctors who have been arbitrarily detained, denied justice through grossly unfair trials, stripped of citizenship without due process, subjected to torture, and made to disappear.