Park Partners Project

How We Help

The Park Partners Project provides consulting, coaching and grant support to help local park charities or “Friends Groups” be better partners and increase philanthropic dollars to individual parks. Using a proven model of in-depth technical assistance that results in stronger Friends Groups, the Park Partner Project fulfills the National Park Foundation’s vision of a nation-wide network of successful philanthropic stewards of national parks.

This year, the Park Partners Project will provide year-long organizational consulting support and a $5,000 capacity-building grant to emerging and transitioning Friends Groups committed to improving their governance, operations, and revenue generation to better support national parks ahead of the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial in 2016. Participation is open to Friends Groups that support national park units and hope to leverage the NPS Centennial. Applications may be submitted by Park Superintendents, Friends Group leaders, or representatives from NPS Regional Partnership Offices.

Applications due: Friday, August 1, 2014
Questions? Read our FAQ Sheet here.
For more information contact: Siobhán A. O’Riordan, Director, Partner Development, at soriordan@nationalparks.org.

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PARK PARTNERS PROJECT PARTICIPANTS

2014 Participants

2013 Participants

2012 Participants

2011 Participants

Success Story

  • NPF has helped to increase private support to Biscayne, Dry Tortugas and Everglades National Parks and Big Cypress National Preserve by supporting their local philanthropic partner, the South Florida...