Parks projects have been generously supported by these foundations.
Charitable foundations have a huge impact on Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks. Some fund portions of projects, while others fund entire projects. Washington’s National Park Fund is grateful for all of this support.
The following foundations have supported the parks over the past year. Thank you.
If you know of a foundation that shares your love for our national parks, tell them about us. If they express interest, let us know!
American Alpine Club
$5,500 Cornerstone Grant to upgrade solar panels at Camp Muir, Mount Rainier National Park.
Community Foundation of Rappahannock River Region, The Honeywell Charitable Fund
$50,000 for trail maintenance assisted by volunteerism and stewardship in Olympic National Park. Thank you, Honeywells!
- Community Foundation of North Central Washington
$2,500 for the Northwest Youth Corps to recruit and staff a crew of 16-19 year old students from Eastern and Central Washington to work on trails and campground repair and maintenance, and native plant seed collection and restoration in the Stehekin River Valley.
- Charlotte Martin Foundation
$7,000 toward the Pacific fisher reintroduction project. The Pacific Fisher has been considered absent from the North and South Cascades of Washington State since the mid-1900s. The Fisher Reintroduction Project contributes to the statewide restoration of the fisher by establishing self-sustaining fisher populations in the North and South Cascades of Washington State.
- First Tech Federal Credit Union
$3,000 to send Concrete Elementary 5th grade students to the nationally-recognized.North Cascades Institute Mountain School.$2,500 to support the purchase of equipment for the Columbia Crest Elementary Enrichment Science Program (CCEESP). The CCEESP incorporates biology, geology, ecology, horticulture, environmental science and more, while using the latest technology, all woven into the curriculum. Mount Rainier National Park will serve as the primary classroom. The students will have the opportunity to use advanced technological equipment in the field.
- Glein Family Foundation
$3,750 for Mount Rainier’s Endowment Fund. The Glein Family – all three generations of them – love our national parks. They hike in them, climb in them, volunteer in them, and give back to them year after year. The Fund is very grateful for their ongoing commitment and belief in all that’s underway. They’ve also supported volunteers and stewardship programs.
- Horizons Foundation
$10,000 to fund a 16-week SCA internship in 2014 to support the Elwha Revegetation project in Olympic National Park. The Elwha Revegetation plan is to restore newly-exposed land with more than 400,000 native plants and to restore the ecosystem to its natural state.
- Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation
$1,000 for Hurricane Ridge access in Olympic National Park.
$500 for general parks support.
Raman Family Foundation
The Raman Family gives to the parks loyally; most recently, they contributed $2,000 for general parks support.
- Satterberg Foundation
$30,000/three years for organizational capacity building. Our friends at the Satterberg believe in what’s underway at Washington’s National Park Fund. Funds are being invested in consultation services to build our “Blue Sky Dreaming” for the parks. They have huge needs. We’re preparing to step up our efforts to help with those needs.
- Starbucks Foundation, Community Service Program
$2,500 in corporate matching funds for community service in the parks. The Starbucks Foundation supports employees’ engagement in the local community through Partner Match and Community Service Grants. Coming together in service represents a fundamental act of citizenship for individuals, businesses and community members to create a stronger, more cohesive society.
- The Glaser Foundation
$5,000 to provide operating support for Concrete Summer Learning Adventures, a free summer program focusing on the needs of rural children attending Concrete Elementary. The program provides healthy summer meals and snacks, literacy and science programming, and field trips to the Marblemount Ranger Station in North Cascades National Park.
The Morris Foundation
$2,000 for Visitors’ experiences at Mount Rainier National Park
$10,000 for Mount Rainier. Treeline Foundation has been a long-time supporter or our National Parks. From youth programs, to science and research, to revegatation and beyond, founders loyally step up year after year. Thanks, Craig and Sarah!!