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Support the Nauticus Foundation

The Nauticus Foundation is the nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization established to support the mission and activities of Nauticus. Your generous support enables the Museum, now and in the future, to fulfill its mission benefiting the community through education, impactful experiences and by sharing access to maritime resources.

Funds received through the Nauticus Foundation will directly support Nauticus programs which include the development and expansion of Museum exhibits and community programs such as Dickens Christmas Towne; educational (STEM) programs/special event days; conservation efforts of Norfolk waterways; the preservation and maintenance of the Battleship Wisconsin; and the operations/programming of Sail Nauticus and the schooner Virginia.

Consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Nauticus Foundation today!
Questions? Please contact the Development office at or 757-664-1046

$20 supports conservation through the Nauticus Junior Scientist Program

$50 supports 2 students to board the schooner Virginia for marine science, conservation & maritime heritage programs

$75 supplies ropes/lines needed for the Sail Nauticus Academy Fleet

$100 provides paint supplies to help restore un-opened spaces on the Battleship Wisconsin 

$500 sponsors the Nauticus Underwater Robotics Program (ROV) students & educators to compete in the Mid-Atlantic ROV Competition benefiting STEM education

$1500 provides 1 deserving student with a scholarship to attend the Sail Nauticus Academy for one school year

Navigator’s Circle

The Navigator’s Circle is a community of supporters, whose generosity helps sustain Nauticus’ exhibitions, innovative programs, collections and history of our natural waterways. Members of the Navigator Society receive all memberships benefits plus exclusive amenities.

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Exhibit & Event Sponsorships

Celebrate the science and practices of maritime world! Learn about upcoming events/exhibits that support our mission and available corporate/individual partnerships to expand your philanthropic impact.

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Planned Giving

Build a legacy for generations to come. 

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Donate Stock

When you make a gift of appreciated securities, you enjoy a double benefit: You’ll receive a charitable tax deduction for the full market value and pay no capital gains tax.

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