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Other Funding Sources

The Smithsonian is a Trust Instrumentality of the United States. Trust funding sources account for approximately one-third of the Institution's annual budget. Sources include restricted and unrestricted private gifts, payouts from the Endowment, external grants & contracts, business income, and memberships contributions.

 
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Private Funds Raised

"Private funds raised" includes unrestricted and restricted gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations during the fiscal year. The Smithsonian is grateful for all of our donors; every gift makes a difference. To learn about the importance of philanthropy to our work and how you can contribute, please visit: smithsoniancampaign.org

Federal fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1st through September 30th.

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Private Funds Raised

"Private funds raised" includes unrestricted and restricted gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations during the fiscal year. The Smithsonian is grateful for all of our donors; every gift makes a difference. To learn about the importance of philanthropy to our work and how you can contribute, please visit: smithsoniancampaign.org

Federal fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1st through September 30th.

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Sponsored Projects, Grants and Contracts Awarded
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Sponsored Projects, Grants and Contracts Awarded

Every year, Smithsonian scholars apply or compete for additional support beyond federal appropriations from foundations, governmental agencies, private corporations and individual donors. This metric represents the dollar amount of grants and contracts awarded or allotted during the fiscal year.

Federal fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1st through September 30th.

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Sponsored Projects, Funds Awarded, Historical

 
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Sponsored Projects, Grants and Contracts Awarded

Every year, Smithsonian scholars apply or compete for additional support beyond federal appropriations from foundations, governmental agencies, private corporations and individual donors. This metric represents the dollar amount of grants and contracts awarded or allotted during the fiscal year.

Federal fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1st through September 30th.

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Endowment Value
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Endowment Value

English scientist James Smithson’s bequest, accepted by Congress in 1835, founded the Smithsonian Institution “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge” and established the first endowed fund. Today, the Endowment consists of over 540 individual funds which are invested as one pool to provide vital support to Smithsonian endeavors.

Federal fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1st through September 30th.

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Endowment Value, Historical

 
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Endowment Value

English scientist James Smithson’s bequest, accepted by Congress in 1835, founded the Smithsonian Institution “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge” and established the first endowed fund. Today, the Endowment consists of over 540 individual funds which are invested as one pool to provide vital support to Smithsonian endeavors.

Federal fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1st through September 30th.