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American Friends of the Royal Society (AFRS)

The American Friends of the Royal Society is a US not-for-profit organisation that provides support to the Royal Society in the UK and promotes its work. 

Currently, the Royal Society has over 290 Fellows and Foreign Members based in the United States, many of whom have made important contributions in the fields of the sciences. The friendship and generosity of US-based supporters play a vital role in assisting the Royal Society’s mission to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

The American Friends of the Royal Society is a 501(c)(3) charity registered in the State of Delaware that is independent from the Royal Society. The AFRS taxpayer ID number is 31-1708031. For information about how the data of US-based Fellows, Foreign Members and friends is used, please see the Royal Society’s privacy policy.

Support the Royal Society from the United States

For more than 350 years, gifts from Fellows, Foreign Members and friends have helped the Royal Society to maintain its financial independence and react quickly to changing circumstances. Your support will enable the Society to continue supporting scientific discoveries benefitting humanity and our planet.

Donations

Fellows, Foreign Members, and friends who are based in the United States are welcome to make tax-efficient donations to the Royal Society by giving to the American Friends of the Royal Society (AFRS). If you would like to make a donation:

Via cheque, please send your cheque to the following address:

American Friends of the Royal Society
c/o Chapel and York Ltd
155 E 44th Street, 6th Floor, Suite 34
New York, NY 10017 

Via PayPal, please see the AFRS PayPal donation page.

Via bank transfer, the AFRS is able to provide its bank details upon request. Please email or call +44 20 7451 2211 to arrange this.

Legacies

The Royal Society and the AFRS gratefully accept bequests from Fellows, Foreign Members, and friends all over the world. If you are interested in learning more about legacy giving, please email afrs.development@royalsociety.org or call +44 20 7451 2211.

Please see the Royal Society’s Legacies page to find out more information, which includes guidance on suggested wording and the different types of gifts in Wills, along with testimonials from those who have already pledged a legacy to the Society

Board of Directors

Contact us

If you have any further questions, please email afrs.development@royalsociety.org or call +44 20 7451 2211.

The bald eagle from volume 1 of The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, by Mark Catesby (1731)
Image from the Royal Society archive: The bald eagle from volume 1 of The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, by Mark Catesby (1731)

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