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

During the first year’s participation in the Park Stewards Program, underserved high school students from AmeriSchools... read more

Saguaro National Park Park Stewards

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

Starting the summer of 2012, a National Park Foundation Transportation Scholar will assist Yellowstone National Park in... read more

Yellowstone National Park Transportation Scholars

This Impact Grant targeted the first phase of a multi-part project to upgrade the availability and reliability of near-... read more

Real-time Webcams for Shenandoah National Park

Through an Impact Grant, the park installed a protective fence to prevent deer damage to vegetable crops, and to ensure... read more

Rock Creek Park Impact Grant