WASHINGTON – As the year draws to a close, the National Park Foundation is celebrating the companies that help protect national parks, improve the visitor experience, engage younger generations, and make new programs possible.
“We are grateful for the steadfast support of our corporate partners,” said Stefanie Mathew, senior vice president of corporate partnerships at the National Park Foundation. “This challenging year has once again reminded us that national parks can provide comfort and healing, and that we can all play a role in preserving these special places.”
Contributing to the impact the National Park Foundation makes possible, corporate partners helped bring efforts like these to life in our national parks in 2020:
- 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.
- As a founding Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque 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, we are showing our gratitude for the team of people who protect extraordinary national parks.
- 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.
- Union Pacific Railroad helped us create and launch the new Junior Ranger Railroad Program booklet, connecting kids to our shared history and heritage as it relates to railroads and trains.
- The Coca-Cola Company is helping 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.
For more information about the National Park Foundation’s corporate partners, read How Corporate Support Connects Us to the Wonders of Our National Parks on the National Park Foundation’s blog.
The National Park Foundation acknowledges and thanks the following partners for supporting our mission to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations:
$1,000,000 and above
Budweiser, HanesBrands, L.L.Bean, Nature Valley, Subaru of America, Inc., Tupperware Brands, Union Pacific Railroad, The Coca-Cola Company, and Winnebago Industries
$500,000 - $999,999
The Boeing Company, Nissan TITAN, The North Face
$100,000 - $499,000
3M Open Fund, adidas, Alpina, Asset Marketing Services, Chaco, CKE Restaurants, The Coca-Cola Foundation, Evolve, Farberware, Free People, GE Lighting, a Savant company*, Google.org , 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, and Wyoming Whiskey
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, and YETI
*Donated all or part in-kind support; Partners are current as of December 2020.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
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 and connect all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.