2023 Annual Report

Parks Forever, for Everyone

Spotting a manatee in a Florida river. Walking in the footsteps of civil rights leaders in Selma. These indelible moments of wonder, learning, contemplation, and relaxation are synonymous with the more than 400 national park sites across the country. And these are all moments made possible by the work of the National Park Foundation (NPF).

As the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service (NPS), NPF helps ensure everyone can enjoy these moments in parks — now and well into the future. In 2023, NPF continued to strengthen its legacy of unwavering commitment and connection to our national parks by leveraging private funding and engaging in innovative partnerships.

By the Numbers


Granted to Parks and Partners


Unique Donors
to NPF


Engaged NPF Community Members

Stewarding National Parks

Executing the depth and breadth of NPF’s support for parks requires a strong vision and leadership. Together with our partners and donors, we’re building upon the tradition of philanthropic support for America’s national parks and helping ensure and envision their future.

Rhoda Altom

National Park Foundation

Will Shafroth

President & CEO
National Park Foundation

Our President & Chair

The National Park Foundation and a growing community of park partners and supporters are accomplishing more for America’s national parks than ever before.

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The Secretary & Director

The Honorable Deb Haaland

Secretary, Department of the Interior

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Charles F. "Chuck" Sams III

Director, National Park Service

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Our Leadership

The National Park Foundation’s Board of Directors and National Council are dedicated champions for America’s national parks. NPF thanks them for their continued commitment to our mission.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees NPF’s operations, fundraising, partnerships, and programmatic work.

Meet the Board

National Council

A leadership group of ambassadors and generous supporters dedicated to furthering NPF’s vision.

Meet the Council

Our Impact in National Parks

This year, NPF funded and supported hundreds of priority projects in parks across the country. Our work ensures that our parks and the stories they preserve are protected for years to come and that everyone can find and build upon their personal connections to parks.

Making Connections

NPF helps everyone feel welcome in parks by supporting projects and partners that connect people of all ages and backgrounds to our national parks.

Work that Connects

Protecting What Matters

NPF helps preserve our public lands and the stories they tell by supporting projects that ensure parks continue to thrive for generations to come.

Work that Protects

With Gratitude

The National Park System relies upon the generosity and commitment of private philanthropy to enhance our national parks.

Supporting National Parks

America’s national parks were established through the efforts of individuals who wanted to protect the places they loved so they could share them with future generations. Today, NPF carries on that tradition — with your help. Your gifts ensure that national parks remain protected today and for future generations. There are many ways you can support national parks — find one that fits you.


Responsible Stewardship

The National Park Foundation’s work has been carefully guided by financial stewardship for more than 50 years, making NPF a strong, resilient organization, well-positioned to increase impact in parks through innovative programs and partnerships. Thank you to NPF’s board of directors, past and present, as well as the many donors like you. Your generosity helps advance NPF’s mission.