Protecting Our Parks

How We Help

America’s national parks were established to preserve our country’s greatest collection of natural, historic, and cultural treasures. The National Park Foundation is dedicated to the promise that our national parks, and all they possess, are protected forever. As our environment and cultural legacy faces new challenges ranging from natural disasters, to a changing climate, to archaeological treasures being damaged or stolen – we seek to fund initiatives that demonstrate environmental leadership, promote sustainable practices, inspire innovative solutions, and motivate citizens to action.

The National Park Foundation is:

  • Investing $13M to the Elwha River restoration project.
  • Providing over $30M to build the Flight 93 National Memorial.
  • Supplying $67M to restore 6,600 acres of the Everglades.

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Programs that Protect

Protecting Our Parks Success Stories

NPF has helped to increase private support to Biscayne, Dry Tortugas and Everglades National Parks and Big Cypress... read more

South Florida National Parks

A 2011 Transportation Scholar helped develop a pilot public shuttle system to enhance the visitor experience at Arches... read more

Arches National Park Transportation Scholar

The removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams in Olympic National Park, the largest dam removal project in U.S. history... read more

Olympic National Park Park Stewards

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

Acadia National Park Impact Grant

Through the Untold Stories project, in partnership with WETA and Florentine Films and with generous support from the Haas... read more

Mount Rushmore National Memorial America's Best Idea