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Our Explorers are changing the world

Our primary objectives are to further understanding of our planet and empower the global community to generate solutions for a healthier and more sustainable future.

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Our Grant Opportunities

We are currently offering Explorers a variety of funding opportunities
in the fields of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology.

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Our History

Since awarding our first grant in 1890, we have been pushing the boundaries
to explore and document our world.





How Does Your Project Align?

Potential grantees will need to indicate a project focus—conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology.
Not sure which category your project falls into?

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Top Image: Enric Sala, Prisitne Seas ; manu san félix/National Geographic ; Fact Circles Image: Stephen Alvarez ; “Our Grant Opportunities” Image: BRENT STIRTON/GETTY IMAGES REPORTAGE FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORERS ; “Areas of Focus” Images: Michael Nichols/National Geographic (Wildlife), Matthieu Paley (Human Journey), KEITH LADZINSKI (Changing Planet) ; “Project Alignment Quiz” Image: Cory Richards