Funding and Support

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, our revenues are primarily provided by individual, foundation and corporate donations; corporate memberships; events fees; product sales; and fees for service.

Corporate Membership

Corporate members include commercial and entrepreneurial space ventures, satellite and telecommunications companies and non-aerospace companies, including Space Certification partners, working on space-enabled or space-themed projects. Our partners include local, state, national and international economic development organizations and educational institutions that view the space industry as constituencies or as target sectors.

If you are interested in joining us, visit our Corporate Membership section.


Individuals, as well as corporate and foundation donors, make an impact on improving space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S-STEM) education, by equipping teachers to teach and students to learn, demonstrating how space technology improves our lives, encouraging investments in innovation, and inspiring humans to dream and explore. 

For more information, visit our Donate section.


We also earn a portion of our revenues through fees for service, programs and event fees, including Space Symposium registrations, our education programs, admissions to the Space Foundation Discovery Center and product sales, including The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity.



We could not do what we do without the tireless support of our generous volunteers. Every spring, approximately 350 people provide crucial services to the Space Symposium. Throughout the year, volunteers and trained docents assist us with our Discovery Center as well as special projects ranging from artifact collection to administrative duties.

For information on how you can assist the Space Foundation in achieving its mission, visit our Volunteer section.


For audited financial information, go to and search for "United States Space Foundation."