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 an Impact Grant, the park installed a protective fence to prevent deer damage to vegetable crops, and to ensure... read more

Rock Creek Park Impact Grant

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

This project enabled the interpretive staff and volunteer astronomers of Glacier National Park to expand night sky... read more

Glacier National Park Impact Grant

The focus of this Park Stewards grant is the production of a 10-minute film on 19th century agricultural production, and... read more

Rock Creek Park Park Stewards

Rocky Mountain National Park introduced nearly 70 youth from low income families to the park by providing them with free... read more

Rocky Mountain National Park America's Best Idea Grant