About the Foundation

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation exists to support the geosciences, plain and simple. Since 1967, the AAPG Foundation has provided funding for a variety of educational and research programs that benefit the geologic profession and the general public. The Foundation continues to promote a better understanding and advancement of the geosciences through the dissemination of technological information, recognizing outstanding achievements and by funding grants, publications and other initiatives that support the preservation of data, training and career enhancement for current and future geoscientists. Through the financial support of many generous donors, the AAPG Foundation reaches thousands of people each year.

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Building a Better Foundation for the Geosciences

Your support of AAPG Foundation programs is important! It reflects your personal commitment to promoting geological programs such as scholarships and grants to university students, K-12 education, distinguished lectures across the world, research, the AAPG Bulletin and much more.

Learn more about how you can make a contribution in support of the program of your choice. The AAPG Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public foundation, qualified to receive contributions in support of worthwhile educational and scientific programs or projects related to the geosciences.



Mission Statement

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation mission is to support educational, charitable and scientific objectives that directly and indirectly benefit the geologic profession and general public.