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In keeping with its mission to promote the generation, application, archiving and worldwide dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics, The foundation was established in 2002 to carry out a wide range of charitable activities.

The foundation is a non-profit organization that relies on the generous financial support of donors to help graduate students and early career professionals as they become active members of research, engineering and corporate communities around the globe.  Foundation-sponsored travel grants, prizes, scholarships, fellowships and programs are just some of the ways donor contributions directly benefit these innovators and leaders of tomorrow.  Enabled by engaged contributors like you, the Foundation also works to secure our Awards and Honors Program endowments. 

As has been the case since the foundation's earliest days, every donation is matched 100% by The Optical Society's contributions to the General Fund. OSA's commitment to the foundation and its matching program allows every gift to make twice the impact! 

Tax ID Information       

OSA Foundation, Inc.
2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA

Phone: +1.202.416.1416
Fax: +1.202.416.1450

Tax ID: (EIN) 71-0913500

Contributions to the OSA Foundation, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible as provided by law.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES (800-435-7352). REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION.

Let your contribution count twice! All donations to the Foundation are matched 100% with a gift by OSA to the Annual Fund.

Addtionally, all staff and overhead costs are covered by OSA.  Your donation directly supports our programs and beneficiaries.