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Empowered To Explore

Since first awarding a grant in 1890, the National Geographic Society has been investing in bold people and transformative ideas. Our funding opportunities aim to further understanding of our planet and empower a global community to generate solutions for a healthier and more sustainable future.

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Grants Program

The National Geographic Society has awarded more than 14,000 grants for bold, innovative and transformative projects. We accept proposals for projects in conservation, education, research, storytelling or technology.
Our grant recipients are a diverse community of change-makers from around the world, and we actively seek to help them network and connect more deeply with National Geographic and each other.

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Your donation to the National Geographic Society supports critical research, exploration, and education programs around the globe. Because of caring people like you, conservationists in the field are working to preserve critical species like lions and elephants, explorers are documenting and protecting the last wild places on the planet, and scientists and researchers are pushing the boundaries of discovery.


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