For more than 30 years, the AGI Foundation’s mission has been to support educational, scientific, and charitable activities that benefit the geoscience community, member societies and associates of the American Geosciences Institute, and the public at large, and to assist the Institute in seeking funding support for specific programs and endowments and in developing partnerships with corporations, private foundations, and other funding organizations.
To achieve these ambitious goals, the Foundation provides start-up, development, or matching funds for AGI programs approved by AGIF trustees. The AGI Foundation funds projects in the following focus areas:
- Center for Geoscience & Society
- Environmental Awareness
- Geoscience Policy
- Geoscience Workforce
- K-12 Education
- Web-based Multidisciplinary Education
Together with its broad network of corporate partners, individual donors and grantees, the Foundation strives to catalyze innovative educational approaches, enhances understanding of geoscience across industry sectors, create international and domestic partnerships.