About the Campaign

Our national parks have long relied on a healthy mix of federal appropriations and private philanthropy to keep them beautiful, vital, and accessible. The Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks presents a bold and timely challenge as we welcome the second century of the National Park Service.

The stakes are high.

Our parks are under threat, suffering from the ravages of time, rapid development, climate change, deferred maintenance, heavy use, and other effects of human and natural impacts. Even more challenging, most kids in today’s age of technology have not yet experienced a national park.

Your generosity is essential. Together, we will renew our commitment to our national parks for the next 100 years, energizing them, rejuvenating them, and defending them. Together, we can protect America’s special places, connect people to parks, and inspire the next generation of park stewards.

The National Park Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Park Service, invites your support of this national fundraising campaign as we launch a new era of park philanthropy.

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About the National Park Foundation

Chartered by Congress in 1967, the Foundation grew out of a legacy that began over a century ago, when ordinary citizens took action to establish and protect our national parks. Today, the Foundation carries on that tradition as the only organization whose sole charge is to secure philanthropic support for our entire National Park System.

The private sector has a critical role to play in advancing the mission of the National Park Service, providing a margin of excellence that augments federal support and allows for above-and-beyond programming that is so critical to the future vitality of our national parks.

The Foundation works closely with both the National Park Service and private philanthropists who want to make a lasting impact on America’s parks, monuments, and historic sites. Some of these unique treasures receive support from locally based affiliated organizations, but the Foundation alone is responsible for directing private funding to benefit all of our national parks.

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For more information about The Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks, please contact the National Park Foundation at (202) 796-2500 or email us at campaign@nationalparks.org