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8 Friends Groups Selected for National Park Foundation’s Park Partners Project

WASHINGTON – The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, announced today that eight local philanthropic park partners or “Friends Groups” were selected to participate in the fourth year of the Park Partners Project.

The Park Partners Project provides selected Friends Groups with capacity building through strategic consulting and training on best practices in governance, fundraising, and marketing, resulting in more effective organizations and stronger partnerships. The Park Partners Project is just one way in which the National Park Foundation provides technical assistance and support to national park Friends Groups.

“The Foundation’s Park Partners Project helps cultivate and strengthen the broad and diverse community of national park supporters,” said Neil Mulholland, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “We look forward to working together with the 2014 grantees as we continue to grow philanthropic support for the incredible places that tell the story of America.”

The 2014 Park Partners Project participants are:

To learn more about the various ways that the National Park Foundation supports Friends Groups across the country click here.

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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.