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

The Arlington House Robert E. Lee Memorial offers a compelling example of how America’s Best Idea programs successfully... read more

America's Best Idea Grant at Arlington House

The world-famous dinosaur quarry at Dinosaur National Monument is a display of 1500+ bones exposed in-place. Because of... read more

Dinosaur National Monument Impact Grant

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

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

Mount Rushmore National Memorial America's Best Idea

In order to better connect with the surrounding Fresno community, the parks created and installed permanent and... read more

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park America's Best Idea Grant