Friends Groups

Boston Harbor Islands Partnership

The Boston Harbor Islands Partnership represents a range of federal, state, city, and nonprofit agencies. The Partnership coordinates the activities of the managers of the islands in the development and implementation of a management plan for their islands and the national park as a whole. Learn More

Accokeek Foundation

The Accokeek Foundation supports conservation of the Potomac Riverfront. The Foundation's original fundraising efforts helped keep the river near Washington's Mount Vernon estate free from obstruction. Today, the Accokeek Foundation works with the National Park Service to preserve 200 acres of Piscataway Park along the Potomac River.  Learn More

Alaska Geographic

Alaska Geographic's fundraising efforts protect Alaska's wild places, including parks, rivers, forests, and refuges.  Learn More

Appomattox 1865 Foundation

Promoting the cultural legacy of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park is the mission of the Appomattox 1865 Foundation.  Learn More

Assateague Coastal Trust

The mission of the Assateague Coastal Trust is to support the rich ecosystem of the Delmarva coastal area through advocacy, conservation, and education.  Learn More

Assateague Island Alliance

The Assateague Island Alliance supports preservation and stewardship of the Assateague Island National Seashore.   Learn More

Big Bend Conservancy

Big Bend Conservancy’s mission is to promote, protect, and raise funds for Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River. Learn More

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

In support of one of America's great byways, this foundation raises funds for stewardship and community along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Learn More

Bryce Canyon National History Association

The official nonprofit partner of Bryce Canyon National Park, the Bryce Canyon National History Association supports the educational and research programs taking place in this national treasure.  Learn More

C&O Canal Trust

As the official nonprofit partner of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, the Trust works to keep the historic canal beautiful and accessible to all.  Learn More

Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy

Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC) was established in 2012 as the official friends group for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). This organization is the only nonprofit, philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and preservation of the CRNRA and the enhancement of visitor experience. They are currently focused on helping our national park improve its trail system, enhance and develop the National Water Trail and expand volunteer and educational programs. Learn More

Colorado National Monument Association

CNMU's mission is to support the educational, scientific, and interpretive programs produced by the Colorado National Monument.  Learn More

Conservancy of Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Connecting people to Cuyahoga Valley is the mission of the Conservancy. It works to preserve the park for future generations by maintaining facilities and engaging community support.  Learn More

Death Valley Conservancy

This nonprofit association supports research efforts in Death Valley National Park. Learn More

Eastern National

Eastern National is a cooperating association, supporting the interpretive, educational, and scientific programs and services of the National Park Service. Learn More

Edison Innovation Foundation

This foundation supports research and education, contributing to Thomas Edison's scientific legacy.  Learn More

Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House

This organization works to support the legacy of Eugene O'Neill, one of America's most prolific playwrights.  Learn More

Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society

This organization helps sustain the natural beauty of Fire Island's land and lighthouse.  Learn More

Friends of Acadia

This group protects important programs in Acadia National Park, including Wild Acadia, Tomorrow's Stewards, The Acadia Experience, and Trails & Carriage Rides.  Learn More

Friends of Andersonville

This group helps memorialize the important role that Andersonville played during the Civil War.  Learn More

Friends of Bandelier

This group support activities at Bandelier National Monument including, but not limited to preservation and restoration, educational and interpretive programs, outreach and cultural programs, research and planning. Learn More

Friends of Bear Paw, Big Hole and Canyon Creek Battlefields

This group celebrates the unique sites affiliated with the Nez Perce War.  Learn More

Friends of Carl Sandburg

This organization helps to promote the historical, scientific, literary, educational and interpretive activities of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Learn More

Friends of Congaree Swamp

As stewards of the swamp, this group works to protect the park's vibrant ecology, enhance educational programming, and increase awareness of Congaree Swamp.  Learn More

Friends of Crater Lake National Park

This group raises funds to support the preservation of America's "crown jewels," found in Crater Lake National Park.  Learn More

Friends of De Soto National Memorial

This group's fundraising efforts support the conservation efforts and educational activities offered by De Soto National Memorial. Learn More

Friends of Fire Island National Seashore

This group helps protect the National Seashore through fundraising and coordinating volunteer efforts.  Learn More

Friends of Fort McHenry

This group's special mission is to bring local students to Fort McHenry and increase educational programming at the monument.  Learn More

Friends of Fredericksburg Area Battlefields

This group, affectionately known as FoFAB, works to sustain educational programming and support public events in the park.  Learn More

Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park

This group helped fund construction of Georgetown Waterfront Park and now works to upkeep the park through regular renewal of landscaping and hardware.  Learn More

Friends of Haleakalā National Park Inc.

This group supports educational and cultural research in Hawaii's Haleakalā National Park. Learn More

Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai'i's vibrant natural resources depend on citizens, Friends Groups, NPF, and NPS alike to stay protected.  Learn More

Friends of Little River Canyon

This group helps to promote the natural, cultural, scenic, and recreational resources of Little River Canyon National Preserve; to protect those resources; and to assure that they are available to the public and are also here for the appreciation and enjoyment of future generations. Learn More

Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

This groups fundraising efforts support educational programming, provide for maintenance, and help increase awareness of the park.  Learn More

Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park

Enhancing the visitor experience at Mammoth Cave is a primary goal of this group, which also supports maintenance and preservation of the park.  Learn More

Friends of Minidoka

This group works to preserve the World War II incarceration experience by funding programming and maintenance projects at Minidoka National Historic Site.  Learn More

Friends of Peirce Mill

This organization partners with the National Park Service to work to restore, preserve, and maintain this nationally significant historic space and to promote educational and recreational experiences for all generations. Learn More

Friends of Sagamore Hill

Working to keep Teddy Roosevelt's spirit alive, this group fundraises and recruits volunteers in support of Sagamore Hill.  Learn More

Friends of San Juan National Historic Site

The Friends of San Juan National Historic Site is a non-profit organization working in partnership with the San Juan National Historic Site (SJNHS) and other local groups to finance conservation projects, to maintain the site's historic spaces, and to develop educational and recreational experiences for visitors. Learn More

Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes

This group works to create outstanding visitor experiences on the lakeshore by maintaining trails and protecting natural resources.  Learn More

Friends of the Dunes, Inc.

This nonprofit supports programming and provides volunteer workers in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Reserve.  Learn More

Friends of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

This group works to bring one of North Dakota's natural treasures closer to its people by funding projects, engaging local youth, and raising public awareness of the park.  Learn More

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park

This organization promotes both preservation and enjoyment of the many natural treasures of the Virgin Islands.  Learn More

Friends of Watch Hill

This friends group works to preserve the natural beauty of Watch Hill, one of the most popular areas of Fire Island National Seashore.  Learn More

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, Inc.

Preserving the history of the Wilderness Battlefield through service programs and educational outreach is the mission of this organization.  Learn More

Gettysburg Foundation

This Foundation strives to preserve the heritage of Gettysburg through educational programming and site upkeep.   Learn More

Grand Canyon Conservancy

Grand Canyon Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, raising private funds, operating retail shops within the park, and providing premier guided educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region.  Learn More

Grand Teton National Park Foundation

This nonprofit funds research and improvements to support a bright future for Grand Teton.  Learn More

Great Basin National Park Foundation

This group supports marketing, outreach, and educational efforts for Great Basin National Park, one of Nevada's jewels.  Learn More

Guilford Battleground Company

GBC supports this piece of military history by funding educational programming and enhancing visitors' experiences.  Learn More

Harpers Ferry Park Association

This organization supports Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ’s interpretive and educational programs and provides aid to conservation and preservation projects. Learn More

Joshua Tree National Park Association

By providing educational and fundraising support to Joshua Tree, this group supports one of the most well-known and mysterious national parks. Learn More

Knife River Indian Heritage Foundation

This group works to provide aid to the park and educate the public of the importance of First American's contributions to our country. Learn More

Lassen Park Foundation

This group helped form a visitor's center for Lassen Volcanic National Park and has since provided ongoing support for private fundraising. Learn More

Mesa Verde Foundation

Mesa Verde is one of the oldest known Pueblo formations, and this group protects its important place in the history of the American-West. Learn More

Mission Heritage Partners

This organization supports San Antonio Missions National Historical Park through advocating for the park's protection and ongoing stewardship, raising funds for preservation and education projects, recruiting volunteers and partners to bolster the park's limited federal budget, and increasing public awareness and community engagement. Learn More

Mississippi Park Connection

This organization provides opportunities for people to have a national park experience in the Twin Cities through youth education, community engagement, and environmental stewardship programs. Learn More

Mount Rainier National Park Associates

By protecting, preserving, and nurturing one of America's greatest icons, this group creates lasting impressions on all visitors who stand in her shadow. Learn More

National Park Partners

This organization champions the conservation of the natural, historic, and cultural resources of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, including Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. Learn More

National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation

Dedicated to protecting all parks near Lake Superior, of the Great Lakes, this organization fosters stewardship and enjoyment of our national parks. Learn More


This organization fosters a greater understanding of environmental impact through activities in 4 major parks in the National Park System. Learn More

North Cascades Institute

This foundation supports hands-on enjoyment of parks in the region and encourages citizens to get outdoors to enjoy America's natural resources. Learn More

Pea Ridge National Military Park Foundation

The mission of this organization is to promote the many things you can do in this military park, as well as promote the overall significance of the Civil War. Learn More

Pinnacles National Park Foundation

This foundation supports to National Park Service to make Pinnacles National Park a place where visitors of all ages can connect with the natural and cultural resources of the park and be inspired to join in its stewardship. Learn More

Richmond Battlefields Association

This group preserves battlefields around Richmond, VA.  Learn More

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Founded in 1931, this organization supports the wild, wonderful Rocky Mountains through fundraising efforts, innovative events, and the ever-popular gift shop at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Learn More

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association

This group works to enhance the visitor's experience and knowledge at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, as well as the Top Cottage National Historic Site. Learn More

Rosie the Riveter Trust

Through events, fundraising efforts, and tours in the park, this group seeks to inspire inspire current and future generations with the "We Can Do It" spirit and values that energized the World War II Home Front and transformed American government, industry, society, and culture. Learn More

Santa Monica Mountains Fund

This is a southern California-based group committed to supporting the National Park Service and the California State Parks in their missions to provide for resource protection, wildlife preservation, and public enjoyment of the Santa Monica Mountains Naitonal Recreation Area. Learn More

Sequoia Parks Conservancy

This organization works with the National Park Foundation to support projects including trail improvements, educational programs for the public, and the protection of wildlife and their natural habitat. Learn More

Shenandoah National Park Trust

Through programs to educate the public, connect the next generation of park lovers, and supporting the National Park Service, this group protects one of the largest parks in the country. Learn More

South Florida National Parks Trust

As the official partner of the National Park Service in South Florida, this group focuses on education, protection, visitor services, volunteer activities, and community engagement to protect Florida's parks. Learn More

Trail Of Tears Association

Promoting awareness and preserving the memory and legacy of the removal of Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), and Seminole people is at the heart of this organization's work. Learn More

Voyageurs Conservancy

This organization works with the National Park Service to support recreation and conservation projects, enhance education and public engagement, and protect the wild nature of the park through fundraising, advocating, recruiting volunteers, and increasing public awareness. Learn More

Washington Association of New Jersey

By raising funds and connection park stewards to our national history, this group protects George Washington's home during the Revolutionary War. Learn More

Washington's National Park Fund

Dedicated to preserving Washington state's three largest parks, this Friend's Group raises funds for priority projects.  Learn More

Yellowstone Forever

Formally the Yellowstone Park Foundation and Yellowstone Conservancy, this new umbrella organization inspires park stewards with programs that save wildlife, protect wilderness, and connect the next generation to Yellowstone National Park. Learn More

Yosemite Conservancy

By raising funds and inspiring volunteers, the Yosemite Conservancy protects the future of America's first land protected for recreational use. Learn More