National Park Foundation

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National Park Foundation
National Park Foundation.png
Type501(c)(3)
FoundedDecember 18, 1967
Founder(s)Lady Bird Johnson and Laurance Rockefeller
Headquarters
  • Washington, DC
Area servedU.S. National Parks
Websitewww.nationalparks.org
 
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National Park Foundation
National Park Foundation.png
Type501(c)(3)
FoundedDecember 18, 1967
Founder(s)Lady Bird Johnson and Laurance Rockefeller
Headquarters
  • Washington, DC
Area servedU.S. National Parks
Websitewww.nationalparks.org

The National Park Foundation (NPF) is the official charity of America’s national parks. Funds contributed to the Foundation are invested directly into the national parks.[citation needed] The NPF was specifically chartered by Congress to further the conservation of natural, scenic, historic, scientific, educational, inspirational, or recreational resources in the National Park System for future generations of Americans. The NPF raises private funds for the benefit of, or in connection with, the National Park Service. [1]

NPF Grants and Programs[edit]

Working on its own and with partners, the National Park Foundation funds grants and programs that meet priorities and critical needs across our National Park System in the areas of youth, community outreach, conservation and professional engagement. The Foundation actively supports the National Park Service in its goal to prepare national parks for another century of conservation, preservation and enjoyment by its 100th anniversary in 2016.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "81 STAT. 656 - AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION". GovTrack.us. U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Park Foundation Grants and Programs". www.nps.gov. National Park Service. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 

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