Grant Applications

The National Park Foundation funds grants and programs that meet the priorities and critical needs across our National Park System. The National Park Foundation accepts applications from ALL National Park System units, affiliated areas, regional, service and program offices, National Heritage Areas, National Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Historic Landmarks and National Trails. Although applications must be submitted by a National Park Service staff person, successful parks may direct a grant to a partner organization for a collaborative project.

The National Park Foundation is proud to offer national parks the unique opportunity to apply for grants and programs to support their needs. Please check back often to see the latest NPF programs available for applications.

Park Partner Project

The Park Partners Project provides consulting, coaching and grant support to help local park charities or “Friends Groups” be better partners and increase philanthropic dollars to individual parks leading up to the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration in 2016. Using a proven model of in-depth technical assistance that results in stronger Friends Groups, the Park Partner Project fulfills the National Park Foundation’s vision of a nation-wide network of successful philanthropic stewards of national parks. Participation is open to Friends Groups that support national park units and hope to leverage the NPS Centennial.  Applications may be submitted by Park Superintendents, Friends Group leaders, or representatives from NPS Regional Partnership Offices.

Applications due: Friday, August 1, 2014
Questions? Read our FAQ Sheet here.
For more information contact: Siobhán A. O’Riordan, Director, Partner Development, at