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

Through the Resource Recovery and Protection program, NPF used restitution funds following an explosion and fire at... read more

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Resource Recovery and Protection Program

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

Shenandoah 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

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

Yosemite National Park America's Best Idea Grant