The American Geosciences Institute Foundation (AGIF) assists the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) in seeking funding and partnerships with foundations, corporations, other organizations, and individuals that share AGI’s commitment to create innovative Earth-science programs of benefit to all citizens. The Foundation provides start-up, development, or matching funds for AGI programs approved by AGIF trustees. The trustees represent a broad spectrum of geoscience interests and industries, including petroleum, mining, environmental, engineering, government, and education, and their primary role is to raise funds for specific programs.
The AGIF is a non-profit, non-stock corporation operating under the laws of the state of Virginia and in accordance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) codes governing tax-exempt charitable and educational organizations 501(c)(3). An independent audit is conducted annually. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible. Individuals who would like more information about the planned giving program or who wish to tailor a personal giving program should contact Alexandra Lowe Lees, Associate Director of Development, AGI Foundation, c/o AGI 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302-1502 (1-703-379-2480 x205).