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

In the spring and summer of 2012, Golden Gate National Recreation Area engaged the southeastern neighborhoods of San... read more

America's Best Idea Grant at Golden Gate NRA

With this Impact Grant, Mammoth Cave National Park will reintroduce 150 specimens of rare Kentucky Coffeetrees into... read more

Mammoth Cave National Park Impact Grant

Yellowstone National Park sent staff to improve their crosscut saw maintenance and sharpening skills through the help of... read more

Yellowstone 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

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

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