Connect All People to Parks

How We Help

The National Park Foundation is dedicated to celebrating our nation’s rich diversity – supporting equal and abundant opportunities for all audiences to experience, enjoy, and create life-long relationships with our magnificent national parks. We also dedicate ourselves to bringing America’s national parks to the people – empowering our parks and their programs as engines for sustainability, volunteerism and stability in communities big and small. In short, we are committed to connecting all Americans with the rich natural, historical, and cultural heritage preserved by National Park System.  After all, the national parks belong to every American – past, present, and future.

The National Park Foundation is:

  • Creating the American Latino Heritage Fund to preserve and protect the rich legacy and history of American Latino culture.
  • Restoring 250 miles of waterways and trails, connecting parks to communities and promoting healthy lives.
  • Embracing diversity with the African American Experience Fund, which supports over 30 national park sites including the Ebenezer Baptist Church and Little Rock Central High School.

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Programs that Connect

Connect All People to Parks Success Stories

In the spring of 2011, students from five schools and youth organizations backpacked through the wilderness of Yosemite... read more

Yosemite National Park Impact Grant

NPF provided funding through its Impact Grant program to assist the park in their ongoing archaeological theft... read more

Joshua Tree National Park Impact Grant

Acadia National Park is currently working to complete a public demonstration project to replace outdoor lighting at... read more

Acadia National Park Impact Grant

An Impact Grant allowed the Lakeshore to engage a professional Anishinabe Native American birch bark canoe builder to... read more

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Impact Grant

The world-famous dinosaur quarry at Dinosaur National Monument is a display of 1500+ bones exposed in-place. Because of... read more

Dinosaur National Monument Impact Grant