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.


NPF Evaluation Partner

The National Park Foundation (NPF) is requesting proposals from evaluation professionals for strategic assessment of NPF grant activities to inform decision-making, elevate storytelling, inspire philanthropic support, strengthen and expand culturally relevant programming.  

As the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation generates private support and builds strategic partnerships to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations. In addition to supporting the National Park Service (NPS) through strategic philanthropy, NPF helps to deliver scholarly, cultural and stewardship activities, and we seek to increasingly implement programs meant to enhance park access for people of differing interests, needs, and abilities. Annually, over 350,000 youth, families, partners, Service Corps organizations, and other audiences connect with national parks through NPF grant-funded activities.  

Through partnership with an evaluation professional, we seek insight about how investments in education, recreation, research, resource management, and community partnerships, achieve intended outcomes, inspire new philanthropic support, and provide equitable park access.  

Please see the request for proposals here

Informational Calls: Optional informational calls to discuss this RFP and the proposal process are scheduled for July 20 at 2:00 pm ET and July 29 at 12:00 pm ET.  

Proposal Deadline: Phase One proposals are due August 13, 2021 by 5:00 pm ET. Phase Two proposals are due August 31, 2021 by 5:00 pm ET. 


Production of Interpretive Film

The National Park Foundation (NPF) accepts proposals to this Request for Proposal announcement (RFP) for the Production of Interpretive Film to support the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. Please see the request for proposals here.

Proposal Deadline: 10:00 a.m. EST, Friday, June 25, 2021

The National Park Foundation (NPF) is the official charitable non-profit partner to the National Park Service (NPS). In partnership with NPS, NPF is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals to produce an interpretive film to support the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (FRDO), a unit of the National Park System. NPF seeks proposals from individuals, teams, and production companies with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The Contractor will be an independent contractor and not an employee of NPF or NPS.

The selection of a Contractor will ensure NPS and NPF engage with industry leaders to develop and produce the film. Once produced, the film will revitalize and improve the visitor experience and orientation to the Park. It will introduce visitors to Frederick Douglass's life and incorporate thematic content relevant to the legacy of freedom and justice in the world.

NPS and NPF will jointly recruit the Contractor. The Contractor will coordinate with the FRDO assigned NPS Project Manager and report directly to NPF’s Project Manager, Cultural Resources.

Proposal Evaluation: All proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the NPF and NPS. Selection will be based on the offeror’s ability to meet and exceed project requirements and required outcomes. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed for further consideration.

Questions: Submit all inquiries via e-mail no later than 10:00 a.m. EDT on June 2, 2021. A response will not be provided for questions received after this deadline. If questions reference a specific part of the RFP, please include the page numbers and item numbers.  

Responses: Answers to all questions will be available from the NPF as a Question and Answer (Q & A) document by 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 4, 2021.  

Q & A Document: In order to receive the Q & A document (even if you did not submit a question), you must request the document and provide your e-mail address no later than 10:00 a.m. EDT on June 2, 2021. Submit your request via e-mail to [email protected].

The NPF is the sole point of contact on all business and administrative matters concerning this RFP.  Inquiries, questions, and all correspondence concerning this RFP shall be submitted via e-mail to Angel Thompson, Project Manager, Cultural Resources, The National Park Foundation ([email protected])


Facilities Project Management Consultant

In partnership with the City of Selma, Alabama, and the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for a Facilities Project Management Consultant from experienced individuals and companies with diverse backgrounds and experiences to support project management at the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail’s (SEMO), Selma Interpretive Center. Please see the request for proposals here.


Field Trip Grants 

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