Foundation & Government Giving
The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the kind of early childhood education—disguised as play—that so many loyal supporters recognize as a key ingredient for the future of the Bay Area as innovator and leader in the fields of science, technology, the arts, and environmental stewardship.
BADM’s goal is to foster curiosity and learning in children, and with the help of foundation giving, we are continuously exploring ways in which kids can better prepare for a future that will certainly involve unprecedented change and opportunity. We depend upon Foundation supporters who recognize early childhood education as key in the fight to improve educational outcomes for all children.
Foundation giving enables us to meet the significant costs of running the museum, professional development opportunities for teachers, environmental stewardship, scholarships, free and discounted admissions and transportation, and helps us maintain a reputation as one of the best children’s museum’s in the nation.
Partner with us in offering educational programs that change young lives through place-based arts and science in a unique setting. Your generous contributions implement and strengthen so many of our outreach initiatives that benefit thousands of low-income children around the Bay Area every year.
Please consider adding your name to a prestigious list of Foundation supporters who are helping us build a future of creative thinkers and innovators!
A special thanks to our generous donors that have supported BADM from September 2014 through April 2016:
Art 4 Moore Fund of Tides Foundation
Association of Children’s Museums
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Cavallo Point, the lodge at Golden Gate
County of Marin
First 5 Alameda County
First 5 San Francisco
Fullerton Family Foundation
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Grey Family Foundation
The Hearst Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
John Templeton Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
National Endowment for the Arts
National Philanthropic Trust
National Science Foundation
The Bernard Osher Foundation
Panta Rhea Foundation
The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of California
The Lisa & John Pritzker Family Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
Sausalito Art Festival Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The Smart Family Foundation
Thomas J. Long Foundation
Thomas Murphy Fund at The San Diego Foundation
United Way of the Bay Area