The National Park Service is a branch of the Department of the Interior and manages the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Who We ARE
We’re the FOUNDATION.
And so are you.
As the primary private fundraising partner of the Blue Ridge Parkway, expectations of us run higher than the treetops. The National Park Service relies upon our commitment to fund programs and projects that enhance the visitor experience and have lasting value. With shrinking Federal funding, it’s more challenging than ever for them to maintain their high level of service.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is a non-profit 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 Blue Ridge Mountains and the Parkway.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is your passage to the most visited unit in the National Park system. Join our community of stewards who want to create a solid future for the Blue Ridge Parkway and preserve it for future generations.
Share the journey with us. Since 1997, we have provided over $2.7 million dollars for projects and programs that benefit the Parkway. Learn more about what we do.
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening the community for present and future generations. The Community Foundation promotes philanthropy, builds and maintains a permanent collection of endowment funds and serves as a trustworthy partner and leader in shaping effective responses to community issues and opportunities. They are the trustee for the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park Endowment Fund.
FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway is a non-profit, volunteer organization that is dedicated to preserving and protecting the Blue Ridge Parkway. For more than two decades, FRIENDS has been true to its mission: Preserve, Promote, and Enhance. FRIENDS volunteer programs focus on preservation, protection, and education. FRIENDS are actively involved in viewshed protection programs, volunteers in parks, and adopt-a-trail programs.
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