Protecting Our Parks

How We Help

America’s national parks were established to preserve our country’s greatest collection of natural, historic, and cultural treasures. The National Park Foundation is dedicated to the promise that our national parks, and all they possess, are protected forever. As our environment and cultural legacy faces new challenges ranging from natural disasters, to a changing climate, to archaeological treasures being damaged or stolen – we seek to fund initiatives that demonstrate environmental leadership, promote sustainable practices, inspire innovative solutions, and motivate citizens to action.

The National Park Foundation is:

  • Investing $13M to the Elwha River restoration project.
  • Providing over $30M to build the Flight 93 National Memorial.
  • Supplying $67M to restore 6,600 acres of the Everglades.

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Programs that Protect

Protecting Our Parks Success Stories

The Arlington House Robert E. Lee Memorial offers a compelling example of how America’s Best Idea programs successfully... read more

America's Best Idea Grant at Arlington House

With this Impact Grant, Mammoth Cave National Park will reintroduce 150 specimens of rare Kentucky Coffeetrees into... read more

Mammoth Cave National Park Impact Grant

This Impact Grant provided training for college students participating in service-learning projects on college breaks... read more

Grand Canyon National Park Impact Grant

Mesa Verde National Park, through the America’s Best Idea program, partnered with the Footprints of the Ancestors... read more

Mesa Verde National Park America's Best Idea Grant

The Zion National Park Green Fleet Bicycle Project was initiated to encourage using bicycles for short trips within and... read more

Zion National Park Impact Grant