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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Protecting Our Parks Success Stories

This Impact Grant targeted the first phase of a multi-part project to upgrade the availability and reliability of near-... read more

Real-time Webcams for Shenandoah National Park

Thanks to an America’s Best Idea grant, National Mall and Memorial Parks partnered with two after school clubs to... read more

Washington Monument America's Best Idea Grant

The “Hike the Smokies” Active Trails initiative is an incentive-based program that encourages park visitors and neighbors... read more

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Active Trails

The Arlington House Robert E. Lee Memorial offers a compelling example of how America’s Best Idea programs successfully... read more

America's Best Idea Grant at Arlington House

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

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