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National Geographic Society

Giving Tuesday


Exploration Starts With You!

On this global day of philanthropy – Giving Tuesday – support National Geographic Explorers in protecting and illuminating the wonder of our world. 

Your support makes this important work possible.

National Geographic Society Focus Areas

Your donation supports five focus areas.
Your selection empowers one.

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Matches & Challenges

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Thank you to those who have already made gifts today. With your support, we can protect and illuminate the wonder of our world!

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What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global day of philanthropy. On this day, people around the world decide to support organizations that matter most to them. We encourage the National Geographic Society community to make a gift and support Explorer-led programs within our five focus areas to drive impact and fulfill our mission of illuminating and protecting our world.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

National Geographic Society is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. EIN 53-0193519. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

Can I make a gift over the phone?

Yes, you can. Please contact our team at 1-800-373-1717, Monday through Friday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM EST to make a gift over the phone.

Can I make a gift through a stock transfer, will, trust, life insurance policy or other planned gift?

Yes, you can. Please contact our team at 1-800-373-1717 to make us aware of your intent and to receive instructions.

I made my gift online but did not receive a gift receipt

Once you submit your gift online you will receive an automatic acknowledgement on the screen and delivered to the email address you provided when submitting your gift. Often times, the receipt can be found in your Spam or Promotions folder.  Please check there first. If you still do not see it, we can certainly provide you with another one.

How will my gift be used?

When you give, 100 percent of your contribution will be used to provide resources for NGS Explorers working in all five focus areas —- Ocean, Land, Wildlife, Human Ingenuity, Human History and Culture.

How can I become a matching supporter?

NGS donors who decide to create matches or challenges make it possible for us to encourage other people to support the National Geographic Society. We welcome your participation as a matching supporter and invite you to contact our Grosvenor Council team at 1-800-373 -1717 or

Photo Credits from top of page: Banner: Michael Nichols, Mark Fisher, Michael Melford, Costanza Piccoli, Macduff Everton, Thomas Peschak, Alex Tait. Focus Areas: Enric Sala (Ocean), Paul Nicklen (Land), Michael Nichols (Wildlife), Sam Wolson (Human Ingenuity), Kenneth Garrett (History & Culture). Matches/Challenges: Renan Ozturk, Michael Nichols, Enric Sala. Below: Enric Sala, Paul Nicklen, Michael Nichols, Kenneth Garrett, Sam Wolson, Alex Tait.