Space Foundation

A nonprofit organization

Your contributions to Space Foundation — no matter how much or how often, help us create and deliver education and awareness programs — support expansion of our Discovery Center, forge relationships among space-faring nations and put stars in the eyes of future explorers.


Our impact through a cadre of principal programs in the last year includes:

• 80,000+ people, locally, nationally, and around the globe, served

• 20,000+ students and teachers, primarily in Colorado but also from around the globe, received in-person, hands-on STEM education with cutting-edge technology tools and curriculum

• Over 225 school field trips taken to our Space Foundation Discovery Center

• 20% of field trip students were funded by scholarships, serving from rural and/or Title 1 Colorado schools, reaching low-income, at-risk and under-represented students

• 40,000+ annual visitors to Space Foundation Discovery Center, including families, military, community groups, youth groups, tourists, teachers and students

• 8,000+ kids, adults, families and tourists participated in interactive exhibits and STEAM workshops during our annual 10-week 'Summer of Discovery' program

• 10,000+ hours worked by 380 volunteers

• 4,578 young artists from 57 countries, 37 U.S. states, ages 3 through 18, submitted original artwork for our International Student Art Contest


Connecting People. Creating Opportunities. Inspiring Generations.

Background Statement

Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem. Driven by partnerships, Space Foundation unites the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through support from corporate members, sponsors, fundraising and grants.

Family Star Party is held monthly and provides the opportunity to connect through the lenses of telescopes viewing planets and stars within our solar system.

Our Teacher Liaison programs offers educators the opportunity to gain access to curriculum resources and professional development to inspire the next generation of explorers.

Junior Space Entrepreneur Program is a project-based workshop that prepares high school students and their teachers for business entrepreneurship and careers in the global space ecosystem.

Space Foundation Discovery Center is a hands-on, interactive space and science center focused on inspiring, educating and preparing the next generation of explorers and innovators in Colorado Springs, through programs like Homeschool Days and Tesla's Toolbox.

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Organization Data


Organization name

Space Foundation

other names

Space Foundation

Year Established


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Science & Technology

Organization Size

Large Organization


4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Service areas

El Paso County, CO, US

Teller County, CO, US

Douglas County, CO, US

Pueblo, CO, US

Elbert County, CO, US



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