National Geographic Society

About National Geographic Society
  • Based In: United States
  • Markets Active: Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau SAR China, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
  • Sector: Arts and Culture, Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education, Energy
  • Beneficiaries: Children and youths, Ethnic minorities, Flora and fauna, Women and girls
  • Financing Provided: Grant
  • Support Provided: Access to Networks, Coaching and Mentoring of Management, Marketing and Communication

The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to exploring our planet, protecting wildlife and habitats, and helping assure that students in K-12 are geographically literate. Since 1888, National Geographic has awarded grants that have sent thousands of the world’s greatest explorers on groundbreaking journeys of discovery. The findings and imagery they brought back have educated us, inspired us and changed the world.

National Geographic has established a nonprofit foundation, the National Geographic Foundation for Science and Exploration in Asia, that provides grants to scientists, conservationists and explorers from the region who are doing groundbreaking work in their fields and exploring solutions that benefit our planet. The Science and Exploration Asia office is based in Seoul, Korea and allows National Geographic and its philanthropic partners to identify up-and-coming leaders in their fields and provide local funding for their work. Residents of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam are eligible to receive grants, and the grants cover fieldwork performed in any part of the globe.


National Geographic Society team members on AVPN Connector
  • Arthur Huang

    Arthur Huang

    National Geographic ExplorerNational Geographic Society

  • David Schacht

    David Schacht

    Vice President, InternationalNational Geographic Society

  • Jay Lee

    Executive DirectorNational Geographic Society

  • Jonathan Bell

    Director, Human Journey ProgramNational Geographic Society

  • Maria Chan

    Manager - Content & Brand DevelopmentNational Geographic Society

  • Valerie Craig

    Valerie Craig

    Deputy to the Chief Scientist & Vice President, Operating ProgramsNational Geographic Society

  • Yannick Kuehl

    Yannick Kuehl

    Senior Director, Programs and Explorer Development - Asia-PacificNational Geographic Society