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

Cuyahoga Valley National Park AAEF

An Impact Grant allowed the Lakeshore to engage a professional Anishinabe Native American birch bark canoe builder to... read more

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Impact Grant

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

In the spring of 2011, students from five schools and youth organizations backpacked through the wilderness of Yosemite... read more

Yosemite National Park Impact Grant

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii worked with nearby economically distressed area schools to... read more

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Active Trails

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