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

With the help of an America’s Best Idea grant, Grand Teton National Park provided experiential outdoor opportunities for... read more

Grand Teton National Park America’s Best Idea Grant

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

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

Pilot Shuttle System at Arches 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

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