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Become a Supporting Organization

The National Center for Science Education, Inc., was begun by scientists and teachers to defend evolution education and oppose the teaching of religious views as science. In 2012, NCSE began supporting teachers who are pressured to avoid or compromise the teaching of another well-supported science, climate change. After more than 30 years of dedicated work on the teaching of controversial topics, NCSE has developed approaches that are highly successful in keeping good science in public school science education. It works primarily at the grassroots level, where problems occur and must be solved, and it also cooperates with national organizations to educate the wider society about this issue.

Up until now, only individuals have been able to join NCSE. But now organizations, associations, businesses and other nonprofits can do their part by becoming Supporting Organizations of NCSE. We especially encourage science-oriented and education-oriented groups to join NCSE as a way of supporting us, of supporting evolution and climate change education, and of defending the integrity of science. Annual contributions from Supporting Organizations will provide a much-needed stable income stream to support NCSE in its important activities.

What Organizations Should Support NCSE?

  • Professional associations of scientists, physicians, and engineers
  • Professional associations of teachers
  • Biotech and other business and industry associations
  • Biotech and other business and industry foundations
  • Environmental organizations
  • Individual businesses
  • Civil liberties organizations concerned about the creationist attack on schools
  • Law firms
  • Private Foundations

In recognition of your annual membership, with your cooperation, we will provide recognition on NCSE's website and newsletter, including your organization's name and logo, and a link to your website. We will also offer priority consideration to your organization in requests for speakers or authors.

If you wish to use a credit card to become a Supporting Organization online, go to the NCSE Membership page and type “Supporting Organization” in the comments box. You may also send your contribution by mail to the NCSE office: Attention: Supporting Organizations, National Center for Science Education, 1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600, Oakland, CA 94612-2922. We will need to know the name and contact information of the organization officer with whom we should correspond.

Thank you for your interest in NCSE. We encourage you to become a Supporting Organization and support NCSE’s important work.


Levels of Support


$10,000 Crown NCSE Logo
$5,000 Branch
$1,000 Trunk
$500 Root



NCSE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law.




Revised January 2012