How Corporate Support Connects Us to the Wonders of Our National Parks

Thank You, Partners!
Christian WilliamsNPF Blog
A snow-covered mountains, dotted with evergreen trees
Grant Teton National Park - iStock / jaypeterson

The National Park Foundation depends on corporate partners to enhance and expand the efforts of the National Park Service to protect our parks, improve the visitor experience, pursue new programs, and engage younger generations. For more than a hundred years, America’s national parks have grown and thrived, thanks to the continued commitment and generosity of the business community. 

These are just a few examples of the continued efforts of our corporate partners to steward our natural and cultural resources and provide meaningful visitor experiences. We gratefully acknowledge their dedication and loyalty to our national parks. 

  • Subaru of America has been at the forefront of efforts to increase sustainability and enhance environmental stewardship in our parks by sharing their zero-landfill expertise in a pilot program at three iconic national parks – Denali, Grand Teton, and Yosemite. This collaborative effort has resulted in eliminating more than 16 million pounds of waste from landfills!  
  • Like national parks, Budweiser is a quintessential part of the American story and cultural landscape. As a founding Find Your Park partner, Budweiser's support has expanded opportunities to share the wonder and stories of the national parks with the next generation of dreamers. 
  • Thanks to partners like HanesBrands, you can Find Your Park no matter where you are, and show your gratitude for the team of people who protect these extraordinary places.   
  • L.L.Bean has helped provide introductory experiences in national parks, making it easier than ever to get outdoors and nurture your health with nature
  • Nature Valley is doing its part to preserve and protect national parks with the commitment to restore 10,000 miles of trails. Learn more about Nature Valley’s incredible coast to coast impact. 
  • The National Park Service, Union Pacific Railroad, and the National Park Foundation celebrated National Train Day and the Golden Spike anniversary in 2020 by releasing the new Junior Ranger Railroad Program booklet, which connects kids to our nation’s history and heritage as it relates to railroads and trains. Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger Railroad Explorer?  
  • The Coca-Cola Company has been a longtime champion of increased community access to and engagement with local parks, including recent support to make the Juan Batista de Anza National Historic Trail accessible for visitors of varying abilities, including members of the nearby Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind.  
  • Winnebago Industries encouraged people of all backgrounds and abilities to discover #ParksLessTraveled within the National Park System, with a focus on the transformative experiences that these treasured places provide. 

A ranger stands in front of a tablet and a sign that reads 'Virtual Field Trip in Progress'

A ranger facilitates a virtual field trip to Joshua Tree National Park

NPS Photo / Hannah Schwalbe

In addition, corporate partners at all levels help make a wide variety of NPF’s critical programming possible through their support. Here are a few NPF programs supported through our corporate partnerships, helping us enhance our national parks for the next generation of park champions. 

  • Open OutDoors for Kids – The National Park Foundation is committed to making educational experiences in parks more accessible for all people, with a specific focus on under-resourced populations and communities of color in rural and urban settings across the country. Since 2011, NPF has engaged more than one million students in meaningful educational field trip programs in national parks.   
  • Service corps –  In honor of National Public Lands Day, an annual celebration dedicated to restoring and improving public lands, the National Park Foundation announced an investment of more than $3.7 million for service corps programs across the country during fiscal year 2020, up from approximately $3.5 million in fiscal year 2019. 
  • Women in Parks – August 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave some women the right to vote. As part of the Women in Parks initiative, NPF funded an all-women service corps in Great Basin National Park

Thank You! 

A light snow dusts the red stone arches and surrounding landscape

A snowy sunset at Arches National Park

NPS Photo / Kait Thomas

National parks belong to us all. Our corporate partners have given generously to support our parks and enhance the visitor experience. They advance our efforts to protect our national treasures, pursue innovative projects and programs, and connect younger audiences to the places and stories that define who we are as country. The National Park Foundation gratefully acknowledges the numerous individuals, corporations, and foundations whose contributions have helped make our work possible. 

$1,000,000 and above 

Budweiser, HanesBrands, L.L.Bean, Nature Valley, Nissan TITAN , Subaru of America, Inc., Tupperware Brands, Union Pacific Railroad, The Coca-Cola Company, Winnebago Industries 

$500,000 - $999,999 

The Boeing Company, The North Face 

$100,000 - $499,999 

3M Open Fund, adidas, Alpina, Asset Marketing Services, Chaco, CKE Restaurants, The Coca-Cola Foundation, Evolve, Farberware, Free People, GE Lighting, a Savant company*, , The Great American Wine Company, H3 Sportgear, Harland-Clarke, Joovy, Kohl’s Cares, Niantic, Parks Project, Pendleton Woolen Mills, REI Co-op, Sierra, The UPS Foundation, US Park Pass, Wyoming Whiskey 

Under $100,000 

Airbnb, Applewood Books, Bandit Wines, Cape Clasp, Celestron, Checks in the Mail, Climate Ride, Columbia Sportswear Company, Crown Trails Headwear, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Expedia, Greenvelope, Guest Services Inc., Harman, Harney & Sons Fine Teas, Hermès, Historic Hotels of America*, History Associates, Humana, Hub Group, Humble Bundle, Hydro Flask, Implus, Kate’s Real Food, Marriott Bonvoy, Paddywax, Pepparchment Publishing, Random House, Sourcebooks, Tailgate Clothing Co., Tango Card, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Tourism Cares, University of Virginia Press, USAopoly, Virtual Running Club, Worldclass Collections, YETI 

*Donated all or part in-kind support; Partners current as of December 2020

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