The National Park Service is a branch of the Department of the Interior and manages the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Who We ARE
We are the FOUNDATION.
So are you.
As the primary private fund-raising partner of the Blue Ridge Parkway, expectations for our work along the Parkway are great. With such a culturally and ecologically rich landscape at stake, it's no wonder. The National Park Service relies upon our commitment to fund programs and projects that enhance the visitor experience and have lasting value, from environmental studies to historic preservation and interpretation. With shrinking Federal funding, it’s more challenging than ever for the park staff to maintain their high level of service.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is a nonprofit 501(3)c organization founded in 1997 through a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service to provide private financial support for the Blue Ridge Parkway. We receive no annual Federal funding, and our budget greatly depends upon people like you who cherish the grandeur and legacy of the Parkway and Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is your link to making an impact on one of the most visited units in the National Park System. Join our Community of Stewards, who are strengthening the Blue Ridge Parkway now and for future generations.
Share the journey with us. Since 1997, we have provided more than $7 million dollars for projects and programs that benefit the Parkway. Learn more about what we do.
The Winston-Salem Foundation is a 91-year-old community foundation established to improve the quality of life in Forsyth County, its surrounding areas, and beyond. They are trustee for two Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation endowment funds.
Established as a community foundation, the Foundation for the Carolinas is a nonprofit corporation created by and for the people of the Carolinas. We are here to help individuals, families, nonprofits and corporations make a positive impact on their communities. As a public charity, the Foundation offers favorable tax treatment for gifts and a variety of giving methods to help people achieve their charitable goals.
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