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National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation, working closely with the National Park Service, is dedicated to preserving natural, historic, and culturally significant sites in the United States.

Nurturing a Passion for Nature

National Park Foundation

In 1967, the National Park Foundation was chartered by Congress as the charitable partner of the National Park Service. Since its founding, the Foundation has worked to preserve the country's national parks and historically significant sites across the United States.

As part of its mission, the National Park Foundation is deeply committed to broadening access to visitors of national parks.  Through signature initiatives including "Every Kid in a Park" (EKIP) and SAMO Youth,  NPF respectively provides free access to national parks for fourth-grade students and their families, and a youth mentoring program, offering  high school students from park-poor areas of Los Angeles the opportunity for summer work as "junior rangers" for two consecutive summers, creating opportunities for future internships and jobs.

GRoW Support


General Operating Support & Programming: 2018 Santa Monica Youth Mentoring Program


General Operating Support

Capital: Liberty Museum of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation


Programming: SAMO Youth Mentoring Program & Every Kid in a Park Initiative

General Operating Support

NPF Board Meeting at the Annenberg Community Beach House