Our Work

How We Help

From the destruction of earthquakes and oil spills, to the disappearance of historic and cultural treasures, to new generations of Americans that may never experience, and learn from, our nation’s best idea – America’s national parks face challenges of all sizes and scopes.

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, raises private funds that directly aid, support, and enrich America’s over 400 national parks and their programs. Chartered by Congress as the charitable partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation works to:

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Our Work Success Stories

NPF has partnered with the Sandy Hook unit of Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey to improve the park’s... read more

Gateway National Recreation Area Recovery and Protection Program

Mesa Verde National Park, through the America’s Best Idea program, partnered with the Footprints of the Ancestors... read more

Mesa Verde National Park America's Best Idea Grant

With the support of the American Latino Heritage Fund, the National Park Foundation is working with the National Park... read more

American Latino Theme Study

With only approximately 100 Florida panthers remaining in the wild, the death of each one is a detriment to their... read more

Big Cypress National Preserve Transportation Scholar

Through NPF’s Active Trails program, Saguaro National Park’s “Pedals and Parks” program utilized creative methods to... read more

Nighttime Adventures In Saguaro