Giving Opportunities

Support the Future of Social Studies Education with a Financial Gift to NCSS

Since our founding in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies has worked to promote the teaching of social studies to the best advantage of the students in the classroom, to encourage research, experimentation, and investigation; and to provide leadership, support and service to social studies educators. You can help NCSS strenghten our advocacy for social studies; increase our services to educators and encourage and support research and classroom application projects that improve social studies education by making a financial gift.
Contribute Online

If contributing by check, please mail to

National Council for the Social Studies
8555 16th St, Ste 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Contributions—which are fully tax deductible—may be designated in several ways.

General NCSS Operating Fund

The NCSS General Fund helps support the organization as we work to advocate for the importance of social studies in the curriculum; provide high quality professional development opportunities for social studies teachers; and develop standards to ensure high quality social studies curricula, instruction, and teacher preparation.

Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education

The Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) was created in 1984 to encourage and support research and classroom application projects that improve social studies education. There are two FASSE funds that award grants each year.

FASSE General Fund

Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award

The Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award was established in 1986 to assist classroom teachers in developing and implementing innovative social studies teaching strategies, activities, and citizenship projects with their students. The grant serves to help social studies educators achieve a dream that under ordinary circumstances would notbe fulfilled.

NCSS Annual Conference Scholarship Fund

NCSS offer First Timer's conference scholarships that includes registration to the NCSS Annual Conference and a 1 year NCSS membership to a limited number of qualifying teachers each year The intent of the scholarship is to support early career teachers from diverse ethnic groups or those who teach in high-poverty schools by providing an introduction to the networking and professional development opportunities that a professional association can provide.

Ways to Give

Cash Gift

This is the most popular, convenient and simple method of giving. Cash gifts to NCSS funds are tax deductible as allowed by law. You may contribute online or by check to NCSS, 8555 16th St. Ste 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please make sure to designate your preferred fund.

Wills and Bequests

Consider making a gift to NCSS in your will, the gift will reduce your estate tax base by the full amount of the bequest and in turn result in lower estate taxes.

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