Grant Applications

Important Update

Thank you for your interest in National Park Foundation (NPF) grants. NPF has transitioned to a new grants management database and our previous online application system is no longer available. Please reach out to your NPF program contact or [email protected] for instructions on how to register in the new system. Please be reminded that this system is open to National Park Service units and existing NPS partners only.


Open OutDoors for Kids Hybrid Learning

The National Park Foundation is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support fourth through eighth grade teacher and student connections to national parks and partners during this year of hybrid learning. Hybrid learning, in this context, implies a broader view than distance or digital learning, as it also includes solutions that can occur in parks as well as schools, homes, and neighborhoods.  

This grant will support rapid-piloting of new modes of engagement ranging from screen-time to green-time activities and will help existing distance learning programs strengthen their effectiveness.  Successful applicants will help guide a new facilitated, learning network based upon this revised initiative. This grant is offered instead of the traditional Open Outdoors for Kids field trip grant for the 2020-2021 school year, given the likelihood that in-person field trips will not be widely and uniformly implemented. Please see the request for proposals here for more information. 

Informational Call

Optional informational calls to discuss this RFP and the proposal process will be held at 3:00PM on Thursday, October 29th and Monday, November 2nd.  All parties interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to attend a call, but it is not a requirement.  


Facilities Project Management Consultant

The National Park Foundation (NPF) is the official charitable non-profit partner to the National Park Service (NPS). NPF, in partnership with NPS, is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for a Facilities Project Management Consultant from experienced individuals and companies to support project management at Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument (BICR) and Freedom Riders National Monument (FRRI). NPF and NPS will jointly recruit the Facilities Project Management Consultant. The Consultant will coordinate with the Park’s assigned NPS project manager and report directly to NPF. The Consultant will coordinate multiple facilities projects, such as the A.G. Gaston Restoration, Freedom Riders Bus Depot Restoration, and the Mural Building Rehabilitation. The Consultant will operate from an NPS office located in Birmingham, AL, for a one-year term, with the option to extend the contract, at the sole discretion of NPF. Please see the request for proposals here for more information.


Museum Object Reproduction Consultant

The National Park Foundation (NPF) is the official charitable non-profit partner to the National Park Service (NPS). NPF, in partnership with NPS, is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals to complete a Museum Object Reproduction project to support the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park (MALU), a unit of the National Park System. NPF is seeking proposals to physically and digitally reproduce seventy (70) 1-dimensional, 2-dimensional, and 3-dimensional objects to support NPS’s work to design exhibitions, prepare interpretation, and preserve these critical resources and stories. NPF seeks proposals from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The Consultant(s) will be an independent consultant and not an employee of NPF. Please see the request for proposals here for more information.


Film Planning Project Management Consultant

The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for a Film Planning Project Management Consultant to support the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (FRDO). The selection of a Consultant(s) will ensure NPS is engaging with industry leaders to coordinate the selection of a production company to develop the film. Once produced, the film will revitalize and improve the visitor experience and orientation to the Park. Please see the request for proposals here for more information.


Field Trip Grants 

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