Grant Applications

Strong Parks, Strong Communities

Applications are now available for the second cohort of the Strategic Growth Initiative (focused on organizational capacity building) and the pilot cohort of the Friends Leadership Institute (focused on executive leadership capacity building). Both programs are key efforts of Strong Parks, Strong Communities and are available to philanthropic partners to the National Park Service. Special thanks to NPS and the Friends Alliance Steering Committee for their collaboration and support of this work.

The Strategic Growth Initiative

The Strategic Growth Initiative supports philanthropic partners through a full organizational assessment and technical assistance exercise from third-party consultants. Example capacity-building projects may be found on page 6 of the application. Application due November 8, 2019

The Friends Leadership Institute

The Friends Leadership Institute has been created to identify and support cohorts of leaders within the Friends community. It will provide participants with a unique opportunity to understand and develop their leadership style, build fundamental skills and receive targeted feedback from their peers and the facilitators. Application due November 8, 2019.


Field Trip Grants 

The National Park Foundation is not actively accepting grant proposals at this time. Please check back for future opportunities.