Foundation Donors & Programs

Foundation Donors & Programs

Please submit a Help Ticket or contact Customer Service by telephone at +1 202.416.1907 or 1.800.766.4672 (US/Canada only). Note: Customer Service Department hours are 08:30 a.m. to 18:00 p.m. (US East Coast Time) Monday through Friday.
Contributions to the OSA Foundation, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, are deductible as provided by law. Each person's legal and financial situation will differ and the laws vary from state to state, and country to country. Accordingly, it is recommended that you consult with a professional advisor for specific questions regarding tax deductions.
Please visit the OSA Foundation web site to review grant guidelines and the online application.
The OSA Foundation online donation form ensures that your contribution will be securely transacted.

If you would prefer to make a donation by mail, please send all contributions to OSA Foundation | 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20036 USA. Individuals may also donate to the OSA Foundation when they join or renew their OSA membership.
There are two review cycles for education grants. Notifications for the Fall Review (applications are due by October 31) will be sent by November 26; notifications for the Spring Review (applications are due by April 15) will be sent by May 12. If it is past the notification date, please contact OSA staff by submitting a Help Ticket for a status update.
The OSA Foundation supports programs that:
  • Advance youth science education
  • Provide optics education and resources to underserved populations
  • Provide career and professional development resources
  • Support awards & honors that recognize technical and business excellence
These activities include student paper competitions, scholarships, travel grants, teacher workshops, educational materials, and much more. For more information, visit the OSA Foundation Web site.
The Foundation web site provides detailed information about our programs. Staff may be contacted directly by email: or phone: +1 202.416.1464.

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