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Background and Mission

Mission Statement:

Washington's National Park Fund raises private support to deepen the public's love for, understanding of, and experiences in Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Park.

Positioning Statement:

"Washington's National Park Fund is the official nonprofit partner supporting Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks; together, we're ensuring the preservation of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and continued enjoyment for all."

Washington's National Park Fund was founded in 1993 by a group of passionate parks people including Governor Dan Evans and Melinda Gates.  Thanks to their vision, the Fund is able to raise much needed funding for Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks.  Over the past six years, more than $2 million has been distributed.

Washington's National Park Fund (Tax ID #01-0869799) is committed to financial accountability for both our donors and park partners. All contributions remain in Washington State to support programs and projects in Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks. The Fund is governed by a volunteer board of directors, with an Executive Director serving as staff leader.

People are passionate about Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks. Interested in helping?  Contact Laurie Ward, Executive Director.  

The Fund is registered with the Washington Secretary of State's office.
Download the IRS Determination (Tax-Exempt) Letter.
Download the newly adopted Whistleblower Policy.

IRS 990 Financial Information:

FY2013 990 Form

FY2012 990 Form
FY2011 990 Form
FY2010 990 Form
FY2009 990 Form
FY2008 990 Form

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