LSST Contributors

LSST is a public-private partnership. The New Sky will be enabled by broad private and public support. Contributors provide support through direct funding or substantial in-kind support. Contributors include funding agencies, private foundations, individuals, and LSST Member Institutions.

Our contributors include:

Sponsored Federal Funding

  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of Energy, Office of Science

Gifts from Private Contributors
$10,000,000 and above

  • Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences
  • Bill Gates

Additional Private Contributions

  • Anonymous*
  • Richard Caris*
  • W. M. Keck Foundation*
  • Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs
  • Research Corporation for Science Advancement*
  • Wayne Rosing and Dorothy Largay*
  • Eric and Wendy Schmidt*
  • Edgar Smith*
  • Robert & Joyce Wisner

* exceeding $1,000,000


Financial Contributions from Universities

  • Stanford University*
  • NCSA/University of Illinois*
  • University of California at Davis*
  • The University of Arizona
  • University of Washington

* $500,000 or greater


In-kind Contributions from Members or Affiliates Exceeding $1,000,000

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • IN2P3, France
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • National Optical Astronomy Observatory
  • NCSA/University of Illinois
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Last Revision 1/23/12