Our Partners


As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the National Park Foundation has relied on the generosity of corporations and foundations for more than 40 years. We recognize that the private sector has an important role to play in advancing our work and mission. In that spirit, we are working with foundations and companies large and small around the country to help raise funds to support America's national parks. Corporate support through sponsorship, cause-marketing initiatives, in-kind and philanthropic donations is vital to advancing the mission of NPF.

McKinley Circle

Named after Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain peak in North America at an elevation of 20,320 feet and the centerpiece of Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, the McKinley Circle honors our highest level corporate partners at $1 million or more.

  • ARAMARK, a professional services organization and leading concessionaire of parks, resorts and hospitality services, through its partnership with the Yawkey Foundation, is funding innovative park projects throughout the System through the Foundation’s Impact Grant program. Past grantee projects have ranged from a Northwest Bear Safety Initiative in Alaska, to overhauling infrastructure at nine in-park community gardens in Washington, DC, to conserving historic paintings in Iowa, to developing bi-lingual podcasts and distance learning programs in Florida. Learn More »

  • The Coca-Cola Company, Proud Partners of America’s National Parks ℠, has a long-standing relationship with the National Park System. In addition to creating print ads that featured selected parks, The Coca-Cola Company launched several advertising campaigns promoting tourism, including “Discover America” and “Go America” during the 1960s. Through its Proud Partner commitment to the National Park Foundation, Coca-Cola North America is helping to restore, maintain and create walking and hiking trails within national parks across the country. Their commitment provides support for public education that will encourage Americans to discover and enjoy the parks as part of a healthy lifestyle. Learn more »

  • L.L.Bean's commitment to the outdoors is shown through its partnership with the Foundation. In celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2012, the company has committed $1 million to the National Park Foundation’s America’s Best Idea program to help kids experience the outdoors and learn about nature. L.L. Bean’s Million Moments Mission encourages people to share their outdoor experience through stories and photos and for each moment shared, L.L. Bean will give NPF $1 up to $1 million. In addition, the National Park Foundation is designated as the charity of choice for donated L.L.Bean Coupon Dollars through its loyalty program. Each time Cardmembers make a purchase with their L.L.Bean Visa Card, they earn Coupon Dollars and have the option to donate those Coupon Dollars to support the work of the National Park Foundation. Learn more »

  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for safety since 1894, has partnered with the Foundation to support the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree and Santa’s Workshop at President’s Park in Washington, DC. The event has taken place since 1923 and is intertwined with America’s history, allowing our local and national communities to come together to celebrate the season and to share the message of peace. Learn more »

Whitney Circle

Named after Mt. Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous United States at an elevation of 14,505 feet and part of both Death Valley National Park and Sequoia National Park, the Whitney Circle recognizes corporate partners with annual gifts of $500,000 or more.

  • Disney, whose environmental legacy spans more than sixty years, is proud to work in collaboration with National Park Foundation to connect  young people to nature. In 2012, Disney provided a $500,000 grant towards the National Park Foundation’s “Ticket to Ride” and “America’s Best Idea” programs.  This investment will help over 40,000 kids explore the outdoors by providing transportation, education, and immersive nature experiences at national parks across the country.  In addition to an online action kit that helps families plan a park visit, Disney also developed a public service announcement that airs on Disney Channel and Disney Online encouraging kids and families to explore the outdoors.  By exposing more and more young people to the beauty and value of nature, Disney hopes to help them develop lifelong conservation values.

  • AIR WICK® (part of RECKITT BENCKISER) is a leading brand in home fragrances since 1943 and has partnered with the National Park Foundation to launch a fragrance collection uniquely inspired by America’s national parks. The Limited Edition National Park Collection includes annual Spring and Fall editions. Each fragrance focuses on one famous national park, helping families remember vacation memories, generate excitement and inspiration for new trips, or experience the grandeur of the national parks without ever leaving their homes. Air Wick’s support of the National Park Foundation allows us to continue to enrich America’s national parks and their programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage, and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts. The National Park Collection from Air Wick hopes to inspire families to experience our parks first‐hand and begin a lifelong relationship with America’s most treasured places. Learn more »

Lassen Circle

Named after Lassen Peak, the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range at an elevation of 10,457 and part of in Lassen Volcanic National Park, the Lassen Circle commemorates corporate partners with gifts of $250,000 or more.

  • Globus family of brands
  • Google, Inc.
  • Harland-Clarke

Clingman's Circle

Named after Clingman's Dome, the highest mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains at an elevation of 6,643 feet making its home in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Clingman's Circle celebrates corporate partners with gifts of $100,000 or more.

  • GE Lighting
  • Hargrove, Inc.
  • Macy’s
  • Motorola Foundation
  • Popplestone Foundation
  • The UPS Foundation

BASECAMP

The “Base Camp” of a mountain is an area used for staging an attempt at the summit. The corporate partners at this level (under $100,000) help us achieve our collective goals through cash or budget–relieving in–kind support.

Adler Fels, Adventerra, The Ahmanson Foundation, Altruette, The Anschutz Foundation, The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Bayer USA Foundation, Cable Shopping Network, Checks in the Mail, Columbia Sportswear, Eastern National, FITS Socks, Flow397, The Fernandez Pave the Way Foundation, Historic Hotels of America, Inner Spark Foundation, Microsoft, Nicholas Holiday, Peace Cereal, Random House (Fodor’s), REI, Scripps Network (Travel Channel), Sourcebooks, Southwest Airlines, Tailgate Clothing, Co., Tango Card, TerraYebo, Inc., USAOPOLY, USA TODAY