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National parks are places we visit and carry in our hearts forever from awe-inspiring mountain peaks and ancient rivers, to the battlefields where our nation’s future was forged, to the cities where our heroes marched for equality. These vistas and stories continue to move and inspire us. But ensuring that this legacy of beauty and meaning continues to inspire new generations will take all of us.  
As the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service (NPS), the National Park Foundation (NPF) raises private funding to protect and preserve our national parks and connect everyone to America’s most special places. Together with NPS, our partners, and supporters like you, NPF continues to build on its 50-year legacy of sharing the wonder of national parks.

By The Numbers

  • $ 59.1 M
    Granted to Parks and Partners
  • 350 K
    Individual Donations Received
  • 1.2 M
    Engaged NPF Community Members

National Parks

Photo: John Brighenti / Flickr

Our President & Chair

  • Will Shafroth President & CEO
    National Park Foundation
  • Rick L. James Chair
    National Park Foundation

Over the past year, the National Park Foundation (NPF) has worked to elevate the essential role philanthropy and public-private partnerships play to meet the needs of America’s national parks and park visitors.

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The Secretary & Director

The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary
Department of the Interior
Portrait image of Chuck Sams
Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III Director
National Park Service

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 park supporters dedicated to furthering NPF’s vision.

Our Impact
in National Parks

Photo: Rich Woods / NPF

This year, NPF funded priority projects nationwide to ensure people can continue to build and enhance their personal connections to our national parks, as well as projects that protect and preserve the varied landscapes and historic sites of our public lands.


Making Connections

A rock climber wears a helmet and is hooked onto ropes while he scales a boulder in Joshua Tree National Park
Photo: Outdoor Outreach

NPF supports programs and projects that create unique experiences to ensure everyone can find their own connection to a national park and to empower the next generation of park stewards.


Protecting What Matters

A view of the entrance of Pullman National Monument and the brick paths, benches, and landscaping around the building
Photo: Dimitre Photography / NPF

Through the preservation of our public lands and the stories that are tied to these places, NPF protects the very things that draw us to national parks – their natural wonders and compelling histories.


Not Taken for Granted,
Forever Grateful

Photo: NPS Photo

The National Park System depends upon the commitment and generosity of private philanthropy to help keep parks accessible, relevant, and beautiful. Generous gifts to the National Park Foundation help protect our national treasures, enhance the visitor experience, and connect us with parks.



Teddy Roosevelt Society

Individuals who have made an extraordinary commitment of $1 million or more.

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Corporate Partners

Partners who have helped provide resources and expertise that propel NPF's mission forward.

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Institutional Foundations

Institutions that have helped provide critical grant support to protect national parks.

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Champions Society

Individuals who have demonstrated a significant annual commitment to our national parks.

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1916 Society

Individuals who have included a future gift to NPF through their estate plans.

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Supporting National Parks

America’s national parks were established through the efforts of individuals who wanted to protect the places they loved – places they knew would matter long into the future. Today, the National Park Foundation 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

Photo: Starcevic / iStock

Financial Summary

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.



Annual Contributions, Gifts, And Other Income


FY22 Contribution and Gift Attainment by Source

Additional financial statements are available at



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