Programs & Funds

Current Programs & Funds

Inspire Students

Recognize Excellence

OSA Foundation donors inspire young minds, support today's optics and photonics students, and recognize excellence.  Our programs are created and funded by the generosity of individuals and companies within the community. 
Without your donations, we cannot do the important work and have the impact we do.

The Annual Fund

Learn MoreThe OSA Foundation’s Annual Fund supports our impactful programs designed to inspire the next generation of scientists. 100% of donor funds are currently used for program support, not administrative expenses.


The IYL Light Blox Challenge

Learn MoreThe OSA Foundation is excited to provide the official International Year of Light Education Kit, Light BLOX, to students, teachers, parents and education enthusiasts. Light BLOX provides students with hands on activities that introduce them to the science of light. Each kit comes equipped with a guidebook including lesson plans and activities. Inspire the Future. Donate a kit today. Please note that this program                      will close in conjunction with the official closing of IYL in February                              2016.

The Siegman International School on Lasers

Learn MoreThe Siegman International School on Lasers brings together up to 100 of the world’s brightest graduate students each year to learn from academic and industry leaders.  

The Foundation relies on private donations to provide educational resources and career development programs each year. 

Your gift will provide valuable programs & resources for the next generation. For a limited time your donation will be matched 100% by OSA, doubling the impact of your gift.

Interested in volunteering?  The OSA Foundation is always looking for volunteers. To find out more contact us.