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

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

Glacier National Park Impact Grant

As part of the Active Trails program, Bryce Canyon National Park will produce nine educational interpretive panels which... read more

Bryce Canyon National Park Active Trails

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

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