Volunteers from Oracle garden atop the Academy's Living Roof

Anemones and clownfish. Bees and flowers. Coral and algae. Collaboration colors our world and makes ecosystems thrive. As a Corporate Partner, you can build your brand while helping the Academy flourish.

Become a Corporate Member

Academy scientist showing beetle specimens to tour guests

Inspire your employees with complimentary Academy admission, private tours, and more, while aligning your business with cutting-edge research, education, and sustainability initiatives.

Corporate Memberships start at $5,000 and include prominent recognition on our donor wall and website.


Sponsor an event

Guests at a private event in the Steinhart Aquarium

Academy events are attended by over 80,000 guests every year. Sponsor a signature soirée and put your brand in sight of the Bay Area's best and brightest.

Sponsorship opportunities include Big Bang Gala, SuperNaturalNightLife, and more.


Support education and access

A girl programs an electronic puppet in an Academy after-school program

We’re making world-class science accessible to learners everywhere. Help us equip the next generation with the tools needed to understand our planet—and protect it.

Your support allows us to create free STEM resources for classrooms and offer low- or no-cost field trips to K-12 students.


Sponsor a sustainability initiative

Academy scientist places an ARMS module on a coral reef in Curacao

Our LEED Platinum building is just the beginning. Be part of the work that's sustaining ecosystems, training citizen scientists, and transforming museum-goers into Earth ambassadors.

Sponsorship opportunities include citizen scienceHope for Reefs, and other critical conservation work.


Provide in-kind support

Academy VizStudio staff sets up a camera shot in Chile

In-kind donations help the Academy focus more on science and less on overhead. See if something your company is already producing can help our mission while helping you meet your philanthropic goals.

Current in-kind needs include underwater cameras and housing, cloud storage, wetsuits for our scientific divers, pro bono support, and more.


If you’re interested in exploring a partnership with the Academy, we'd love to hear from you.


More to explore


Hear inspiring stories from donors about how the benefits of supporting the Academy go both ways.


View a list of the corporate, foundation, and government partners providing vital support to the Academy.

Academy staff planting native plants on Living Roof

View the Academy's annual report for fiscal year 2023.

Contact us
Questions about Corporate Engagement? We'd love to hear from you. 
Sara Beth Janzen
Director, Corporate & Foundation Philanthropy
(415) 379-5402