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Inspiring people to care about the planet.

National Geographic stands at the forefront of exploration, research, and scientific discoveries. The results educate people everywhere, helping them consider today's ever changing world and their place in it. Philanthropic support is critical, propelling projects and expeditions that inspire us all to care about the planet.

The National Geographic Society has supported and chronicled the achievements of renowned explorers and researchers for more than a century. In doing so, the Society developed many related programs for grant-making, scientific research, education, and public outreach.

In 1996, these diverse programs were organized under a single banner—Mission Programs—recognizing that all the efforts were focused on the same core mission: to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting conservation of the world's cultural, historical, and natural resources.

1. National Geographic Society will receive $.50 for each person who pledges to watch Great Migrations, up to $10,000.

2. National Geographic Society will receive $.50 for each person who joins the Cause, up to $10,000 total.