The great work of the Smithsonian Science Education Center is made possible through contributions from our donors. 



The Burroughs Welcome Fund is a private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting research and education.




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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the Bay Area. Visit or follow @MooreFound.


Johnson & Johnson, through its Family of Companies, is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based health care company, with products and services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical device markets. J&J has been named by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs more than 20,000 people working to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.



Bristol-Myers Squibb

Mr. Douglas M. Lapp and Ms. Anne B. Keiser

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation

National Academy of Sciences

U.S. Department of Education


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General Motors is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. More information on the company and its subsidiaries can be found at


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(Through the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Center)



J.P. Morgan Charitable Giving Fund (National Philanthropic Trust)

North Carolina Science Mathematics and Technology Center

Stevenson Family Charitable Trust


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Logo for Carolina Biological

Carolina Biological Supply Company is a leader and innovator in providing educators with science materials and support, serving the K–16 market and offering curricula that meet state and national standards. Business lines include Carolina™ Curriculum, Carolina Science Online, and Carolina Distance Learning™. Founded in 1927, Carolina is headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina.


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The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit to learn more.




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Logo for Rose Community Foundation

Rose Community Foundation uses leadership, grantmaking and donor engagement to invest in strategic and innovative solutions to enduring problems and emerging issues. The Foundation has granted more than $255 million since it was founded in 1995. To learn more, please visit


The Rural School and Community Trust is a national nonprofit organization addressing the crucial relationship between good schools and thriving communities. Our mission is to help rural schools and communities grow better together. Working in some of the poorest, most challenging places, the Rural Trust involves young people in learning linked to their communities, improves the quality of teaching and school leadership, and advocates in a variety of ways for appropriate state and federal educational policies, including efforts to ensure equitable and adequate resources for rural schools.


Blair and Kristin Richardson Foundation

Colonel and Mrs. Robert J. Dalessandro

Columbus Jewish Foundation

Delta Education LLC


Intel Corporation

Merck Institute for Science Education

Noble Energy

Noyce Foundation

Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America

Piton Foundation

Richard Lounsbery Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Schwab Charitable Fund

William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

Amanda Odmark

Anne A. Ellingsen Bowers

Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund - Paul and Mary Ann Ottinger

Bessemer National Gift Fund

Bohemian Foundation

Cadenas Partsolutions

Cary J. Frieze

Chicago Community Foundation

The Colorado Education Initiative

DeWolf Foundation

Douglas G. Carlston

Elizabeth Lodal

Gordon and Elaine Gerson

John K. Lapp

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Mary Alice Freeney

MJ Aspen LLC DBA Meridian Jewelers of Aspen

NPB Company, Inc.

Northern Piedmont Community Foundation

Northern Piedmont Community Foundation - Michael D. Baudhuin

Ofinno, LLC

Oregon Community Foundation

Peter Roman

PPL Corporation

Robert H. and Monica M. Cole Foundation

Robert H. (Chips) and Monica Chapman Page

Thomas Reagan

SSEC Advisory Board Giving


Dr. and Mrs. Frazier K. Wilson (Chair)

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Mazany (Vice Chair)

Simone L. Acha

Teresa Bergeson

Robert Chell

George DeBakey

Gregory Dudkin

Morad Fareed

Carol Feinberg and Kenneth Gilman

Erin K. Hogan and Mr. Michael Frasketi

Samuel H. Houston, Jr., Ed.D.

John Jacobson

Dr. Gregory J. Kelly

Jeffrey Martin

Michelle Moore

Dr. Karen E. Nelson

Kristin and Blair Richardson

Jennie Ward-Robinson, Ph.D.

 Irwin Schlachter (Jewish Communal Fund of New York)

Meredith G. Stevens

Fredericka Stevenson

Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Swallow

 Peter Vesterbacka

Christos Zahopoulos