Our Work

The National Park Foundation works to protect wildlife and park lands, preserve history and culture, educate and engage youth, and connect people everywhere to the wonder of parks. We do it in collaboration with the National Park Service, the park partner community and the generous support of donors, without whom our work would not be possible.

Our Areas of Work

We work in national parks to protect our most special places through innovative and collaborative projects. We're working to save what matters most.

Resilience & Sustainability
Making national parks more resilient and sustainable for the benefit of both parks and the people who love them.
Youth Engagement & Education
Providing ways for kids to enjoy, understand, and connect with the nature, history, and culture of our parks.
Parks of the Future
Harnessing the power of technology and innovation to help plan for the future needs of parks and park visitors.
History & Culture
Increasing access to places, cultural resources, and stories that help provide a deeper understanding of parks as our common ground and shared inheritance.
Outdoor Exploration
Creating and deepening longstanding connections to our national parks for all through innovative park experiences.
Landscape & Wildlife Conservation
Ensuring the health and vibrancy of biologically diverse park environments.
Communities & Workforce
Growing the capacity of partners across the country, as well as inspiring and diversifying the next generation of outdoor leaders.

Featured Work

From preserving hiking trails in the Rocky Mountains to cherishing our shared history in the streets of Selma, our work in the national parks depends on the support of people just like you.