(Washington, D.C.) June 4, 2013 – The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, announced today that eight local philanthropic park partners or “Friends Groups” were selected to participate in the 2013 Park Partners Project.
The Park Partners Project provides selected Friends Groups with strategic consulting and training on best practices for planning, fundraising and marketing to build more effective organizations and stronger partnerships. The Park Partners Project is just one way in which the National Park Foundation provides ongoing technical assistance and support to all Friends Groups. Collectively, philanthropic partners and Friends Groups raise more than $100 million annually for America’s national parks.
“The Foundation’s Park Partners Project plays a vital role in cultivating and strengthening a broad base of support for America’s national parks,” said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “We look forward to working together with the 2013 grantees as we continue to grow philanthropic support for our national treasures.”
The 2013 Park Partners Project participants include:
- Appomattox 1865 Foundation (Virginia)
- C&O Canal Trust (Maryland)
- Colorado National Monument Association (Colorado)
- Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (Hawai’i)
- Friends of Wind Cave National Park (South Dakota)
- Guilford Battleground Company (North Carolina)
- Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt (New York)
- Rosie the Riveter Trust (California)
To learn more about the various ways that the National Park Foundation is committed to growing philanthropy at the local level and supporting Friends Groups across the country click here.
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