National Park Foundation Celebrates Corporate Partnerships Benefiting National Park System

Wednesday, December 13, 2017NPF News
THE OFFICIAL NONPROFIT PARTNER TO THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE RECOGNIZES CORPORATE PARTNER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR NATIONAL PARKS AND PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON Building upon a legacy of public-private partnerships that helped create the very first national parks, the National Park Foundation (NPF) celebrates another year of support from a prestigious group of corporate partners.

“As we enter our 50th year, we are proud to continue our work with corporate leaders who share our passion for and commitment to the National Park System,” said Stefanie Mathew, vice president of corporate partnerships at the National Park Foundation. “By providing financial support, lending their expertise, and engaging new audiences, our corporate partners help to protect our national parks and ensure their continued relevance for all Americans.”

Our corporate partners make important efforts like these possible:

  • Connecting youth to parks: Through our Open OutDoors for Kids program, corporate partners are helping to break down barriers that keep America’s youth from visiting our national parks, with a special focus on underserved communities. This strategic funding helps provide comprehensive access (e.g. field trips) to natural, cultural, and historical parks and programs nationwide.
  • Building community and inspiring exploration: Corporate partners are helping to engage families, individuals, and local communities by supporting efforts like Active Trails that enable parks to collaborate with community partners to offer a variety of activities for people of all ages. Programs like this give kids and adults the opportunity to come together with their neighbors to recreate, learn, have fun, and give back.
  • Telling a more inclusive story: Corporate partners are helping to expand the stories collected and shared through national parks and programs by providing critical funding needed for community outreach efforts, curriculum development and interpretive materials at places like Stonewall National Monument.

The National Park Foundation acknowledges the following corporate partners for their commitment to supporting America’s national parks and programs:

$1,000,000+
American Express, BMW of North America*, Budweiser, The Coca-Cola Company, Coleman, Disney, Hallmark Channel, Hanes Brands, Humana, REI, Subaru of America, Union Pacific Foundation

$500,000 - $999,999
The Boeing Company, Pendleton Woolen Mills

$100,000 - $499,999
AT&T, BNSF Railway, Celestron, Chevron, Columbia, Farberware, GE Lighting*, Google's Made with Code, Google.org Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation, Harland-Clarke, The North Face, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Salesforce, Sunshine Bouquet, Toad&Co., Tyson Foods, Inc., The UPS Foundation, Vacation Races

$25,000 - $99,999
Aflac Incorporated, Airbnb, Black Bear Diner, Brooks Running Company, CamelBak, Chaco, Comcast, Crown Trails Headwear, Eagles Nest Outfitters, ecoStick Sweeteners, Evolve, Free People, Greenvelope, Humble Bundle, Hydro Flask, M∙A∙C AIDS Fund, Marine Layer, Microsoft Corporation, Nature’s Path, O.A.R.S., Osprey Packs, Parks Project, Polaris, Stabil Gear, Tailgate Clothing, Co., Target, TomTom, Twitter*, USAopoly, Victorinox Swiss Army, Yakima Products, Inc., Yankee Leisure Group, YETI

*Donated all or part in-kind support

For more information about the National Park Foundation’s corporate partners, read How Private Support Protects Our Parks on the National Park Foundation’s blog.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
Celebrating 50 years, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years.  Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.