Strong Parks, Strong Communities

A Collective Effort to Grow National Park Philanthropy

Through Strong Parks, Strong Communities, the National Park Foundation (NPF), National Park Service (NPS), and Friends Alliance (the Alliance) enhance local philanthropic organizations, bringing park philanthropy to an elevated level. Approximately 250 local philanthropic organizations across the country provide critical support to national parks and programs, and NPF, NPS, and the Alliance are working together to augment the collective impact of these groups.


By building the capacity of local philanthropic organizations, offering peer-to-peer learning and providing opportunities to take collective action, the Strong Parks, Strong Communities initiative increases the ability of park supporters to protect and preserve natural and cultural resources, increase access to public lands for all people, and reimagine the possibilities of interpretive and educational programming.