2016 By The Numbers
The Smithsonian is the world’s largest scientific and cultural organization. Here is what that means over just 12 months, in terms of how we are connecting with audiences and using our collections and research to educate and inspire.
Contributions to Scholarship
Our curators, scientists and educators accomplish so much in a single year—and every year. And that's thanks to support from people like you.
Federal funding covers about 60% of what we need to maintain the Smithsonian's incredible exhibitions, groundbreaking research and world-class educational programming. The rest comes from curious, passionate people like you who want to keep the Smithsonian thriving for generations to come.
Help preserve the past, pioneer the future and spark curiosity in everyone today!