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UNITED STATES SPACE FOUNDATION COLORADO

AKA  Space Foundation
Colorado Springs, CO
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UNITED STATES SPACE FOUNDATION COLORADO
Also Known As: Space Foundation
Physical Address: Colorado Springs, CO 80907 
EIN: 31-1653556
Web URL: www.SpaceFoundation.org 
Blog URL: newsletters.spacefoundation.org/spacewat... 
NTEE Category: W Public, Society Benefit
W99 Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A57 Science & Technology Museum
B Educational Institutions
B90 Educational Services and Schools - Other
Year Founded: 1983 
Ruling Year: 1999 
How This Organization Is Funded: Corporate members - $7,830,765
Individual donors - $27,480
Foundations - $26,000


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Mission Statement

To advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2012

Total Revenue $8,940,050
Total Expenses $9,533,034

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Mr. Elliot Holokauahi Pulham

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Elliot Holokauahi Pulham is chief executive officer of the Space Foundation, the leading not-for-profit enterprise serving the global space community. A hybrid operating foundation, the Space Foundation functions as a trade association, think tank, policy analyst and advisor, international non-governmental organization and academic institution. The Space Foundation is a permanent member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, annually publishes The Space Report (the global report on industry trends and data), serves as an impartial, trusted advisor to public officials and their staffs and as a trusted source for news media worldwide. The Space Foundation conducts education programs for teachers and students, emphasizing space themes as a means to improve academic performance – from in-classroom Pre-K to 12 programs to masters’ degree programs for educators – especially across the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Pulham is a member of the board of advisors of the National Institute for Security and Space Centers; the Hawaii Aerospace Advisory Committee; and a member of numerous space-related organizations. He is a recipient of the U.S. Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award, the Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil Award, the RNASA Space Communicator Award and numerous other honors.

Leadership Statement:

At the Space Foundation, our job is to leverage space technology for the benefit of all humankind, and to encourage a space-faring global society to build a better world, solar system and galaxy for the future of the human race.  We do this through education, research and analysis, informing public policy as an impartial, non-partisan, non-political subject matter expert and trusted resource for policy makers, lawmakers, decision makers, students and educators.  We invite anyone who dreams of a brighter future for Earth and humankind to join us on this journey.

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Program: Prek-12 Education Programs (GuideStar Exchange,
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Population Served:
Adults
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Program Description:

The Space Foundation is developing the next generation of space professionals - and building the overall technological strength of the nation - through a wide variety of programs that stimulate students' interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Programs include: The Space Foundation Discovery Institute(http://www.spacefoundation.org/education/space-discovery-institute) (SFDI), based in Colorado Springs, Colo., provides space-themed professional development, training and support for teachers and students from around the world. SFDI houses classrooms, the AGI Space Missions Simulator at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute, an Educator Resource Center and simulated Martian terrain and robotics laboratory. Space Across the Curriculum(http://www.spacefoundation.org/education/educators/programs/space-across-curriculum-courses) , week-long intensive graduate-level courses that provide PreK-12 educators with space-related STEM education knowledge and content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. Participants can earn continuing education credits or graduate credits at Aurora (Ill.) University, Regis University, Colorado State University - Pueblo (CSU-P) or the College of Education at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) or work toward a master's degree in multiple related disciplines from Regis University, CSU-P or UCCS. Scholarships(http://spacefoundation.org/education/educators/awards-and-grants) are available for teachers. NEW HORIZONS Space Education Program(http://www.spacefoundation.org/education/community) , a community-centered science enrichment program that infuses STEM education into a community through student programs, teacher workshops, field trips, town-hall meetings and astronaut and space professional visits. Teacher Liaisons(http://www.spacefoundation.org/education/educators/programs/teacher-liaison-officers) , advocates for space-related education who receive Space Foundation training and resources to further integrate space into their classrooms and participate in workshops and education programs at the National Space Symposium.  STARS Program(http://www.spacefoundation.org/education/educators/programs/stars) (Science, Technology and Academic Readiness for Space), a hands-on science enrichment program for students based on participant schools' specific academic needs. National Science Standards Lesson Bank, free downloadable PreK-12 national science standards-based lessons, www.sciencestandardslessons.org/(http://www.sciencestandardslessons.org/) . Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy(http://spacefoundation.org/education/jack-swigert-aerospace-academy) , an aerospace-focused public middle school created in conjunction with Colorado Springs School District 11 that drives science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics proficiency through a space-related curriculum, access to SFDI laboratories and learning opportunities, and involvement with Space Foundation programs. Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award(http://2011.nationalspacesymposium.org/education/alan-shepard-award) , given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Space Foundation to recognize outstanding contributions to technology education by K-12 educators or district-level personnel. Named after Alan Shepard, one of the original seven Mercury astronauts, the first American to fly in space, one of only 12 humans who have walked on the moon and a former AMF board member, the award is presented during the Opening Ceremony of the Space Foundation's annual National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. For more information on these and more Space Foundation education programs, go to www.SpaceFoundation.org\education(http://www.spacefoundation.org/education) .

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Successful expansion of Education Programs to Fairbanks, Alaska and Charles County, Maryland.

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Program: Research and Analysis (GuideStar Exchange,
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Public, Society Benefit
Population Served:
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Program Description:

The Space Foundation provides authoritative information on civil, commercial and national security space issues for policymakers, media, industry, academia, the financial community and the public. Periodic white papers, policy-focused press briefings, expert testimony, published analyses and recommendations on specific and timely space topics and educational sessions and materials for elected officials and their staffs all work to support the Space Foundation's mission of advancing space-related endeavors. As a source of information on all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is recognized as an expert on space issues. For more information go to www.SpaceFoundation.org/research.(http://www.spacefoundation.org/research/)   The Space Foundation annually publishes the , definitive analysis and outlook for the global space industry. Published in hardcopy, PDF and CD-ROM, it is packed with useful and accessible information on global space budgets and revenues, a summary and analysis of the Space Foundation Indices and examples of the many ways in which space technology is used each day. For more information or to order, go to www.TheSpaceReport.org(http://www.thespacereport.org/) .

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Program: Space Awareness (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

Part of the Space Foundation's mission is to build awareness, understanding and support for the positive benefits of space exploration, development and utilization for life on Earth. Specific space awareness programs include: Working closely with NASA's technology transfer and public information offices, the Space Foundation each year recognizes individuals, organizations and companies that develop innovative products based on space technology. These honorees are enshrined in the Space Technology Hall of Fame®. The ever-growing list of inductees showcases the significant contributions that space technology has made to improve the quality of life for everyone around the world. Visit www.SpaceTechHallofFame.org(http://www.spacetechhalloffame.org/) for more information. If the origins of a consumer product come directly from technology or resources derived from the space program, it can be branded as a Certified Space Technology™ by the Space Foundation. This campaign allows companies to place the program's official seal on products, clearly identifying them to the public as examples of how everyone benefits from space programs. Products already approved represent areas of technology, education, and imagination. Visit www.SpaceConnection.org(http://www.spaceconnection.org/) for more information News media turn to the Space Foundation for information on all facets of space. The Space Foundation ensures media have access to fair, balanced and objective information sources and keeps them informed of major Foundation initiatives and key space program events. The Foundation recognizes the media's interest and expertise and invites them to participate in key symposium and conference activities.

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Program: Public Policy and Government Affairs (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

By its charter, the Space Foundation is not a lobbying organization, but its nonprofit status does permit its resources to be used in educating legislators and their staffs. The Foundation maintains appropriate relationships with key administration and congressional officials and staff, providing background information and testimony in support of vigorous civil, commercial, and national security space policies. These efforts are managed from the Space Foundation's office in Washington, D.C.

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Program: International Affairs (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

The Space Foundation executes a broad program of international engagement and global initiatives across all of its enterprises. These range from participation in United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, hosting international delegations and speakers, frequent interaction on Embassy Row in Washington, partnership with the International Space University and supporting global corporate members.

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Program: Space Foundation Discovery Center (GuideStar Exchange,
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Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
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Program Description:

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's first and only space, science and technology attraction. It is an interactive, museum-quality destination advancing space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S-STEM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization.

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The Space Foundation was originally created to be “an organization that could, in a non-partisan, objective and fair manner, bring together the various sectors of America’s developing space community and serve as a credible source of information for a broad audience — from space professionals to the general public.” Today, the Space Foundation occupies a unique position in the international space community, linking all sectors of the industry through education, advocacy, and information. In addition, our mission to provide space-STEM education to teachers, student and the community at large has a growing impact throughout the state as well as in Hawaii, Alaska and Maryland. And, our annual Space Symposium brings more than 9,000 individuals from around the world to the Colorado Springs area every year, providing a multi-million economic impact.
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