Individual Giving



Help us instill a lifelong love of STEM learning in all children! Children’s Science Center appreciates your charitable contribution of any size.


As a 501(c)(3) organization, your gift is fully tax deductible. 50% of our operating revenue is received each year through generous gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations and community organizations. Together, we fulfill our mission to instill a lifelong love of learning STEM in all children by providing unique opportunities to explore, create, and be inspired. Learn more about major milestones in the Center’s 2016 Annual Report.


Make an online donation now using our secure online donation form. Explore our special giving opportunities:

  • Founders Society – Become a member of the Founders Society!
  • Element Benefactors – Be an Element o
  • $750 to pay for activity materials for two school field trips at the Lab.
  • $500 to cover educational supplies at one Family Science Night event at a Title I school.
  • $250 to fund a Lab STEM-Educator for one month of Budding Scientist programs for preschoolers.
  • $100 to support a group of 10 at-risk children for a field trip to the Lab.
  • $50 to buy new tools to inspire open-ended design challenges in the Tinker Shop at the Lab






Support the Children’s Science Center when you shop on AmazonSmile!  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Center.




Did you know that many companies match donations made by their employees to our organization? Check with your HR department and add your company to the list of our Corporate Matching Supporters:


 Brighton Jones, LLC  NT Concepts, Inc.
 Caterpillar  Qualcomm, Inc.
 Cisco Foundation Ronin IT Service, LLC
Land Planning & Design Associates  SAP America
 Microsoft  The Boeing Company
  Northrop Grumman Corporation


For further information about donations, sponsorship, matching gifts and other recognition opportunities:

(703) 648-3130

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