The NGSS development work would not have been possible without the generous support of the following sponsors:

Major sponsor

Carnegie Corporation of New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York, which was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 "to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding," is one of the oldest, largest and most influential of American grantmaking foundations. The foundation makes grants to promote international peace and to advance education and knowledge - primary concerns to which founder Andrew Carnegie devoted the foundation.


Additional support provided by

The GE Foundation: For more than 50 years, the GE Foundation has invested in education programs based on a fundamental premise: a quality education ushers in a lifetime of opportunity and helps build a strong, diverse citizenry able to work and live in an increasingly competitive world. The GE Foundation’s Developing Futures™ in Education program addresses this education imperative by supporting high-impact initiatives that improve the equity and quality of public education to ensure that young Americans are prepared for careers in a global economy.


The Noyce Foundation: The Noyce Foundation was created by the Noyce family in 1990 to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Robert N. Noyce, co-founder of Intel and inventor of the integrated circuit. The Foundation focuses on a few key areas: expanding opportunities for students to experience hands‐on science in out‐of‐school settings; supporting human capital efforts to develop effective teachers and principal leaders; and investing in models and policy for improving the teaching of math, science, and literacy.


The Cisco Foundation: The Cisco Foundation supports Cisco's efforts to team with NPO/NGO organizations around the world to develop public investment programs focused on critical human needs, access to education, and economic empowerment. We focus this work on underserved communities and look for solutions that harness the power of the Internet and communications technology.


DuPont: Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in approximately 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.