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

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Support Your Parks

Connect All People to Parks Success Stories

To increase accessibility opportunities within Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, the park reconfigured erosion... read more

Canyonlands National Park Impact Grant

With the help of an America’s Best Idea grant, Grand Teton National Park provided experiential outdoor opportunities for... read more

Grand Teton National Park America’s Best Idea Grant

This project reveals untold stories and strengthens a partnership with one of only four African-American owned and... read more

Cuyahoga Valley National Park AAEF

The National Park Foundation supported the TRACK Trails program that engages kids and their families in multi-media led... read more

Blue Ridge Parkway Active Trails Grant

Thanks to NPF’s Active Trails program, Olympic National Park provided a Leave No Trace education program to hikers,... read more

Olympic National Park Active Trails

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