REDDING, CA (DECEMBER 17, 2020) Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc.
is one of 36 park partner organizations to receive a Strong Parks, Strong Communities New Capacity Building Grant from the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. This grant will enable Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc. to better support National Park Service Programs at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The full list of grantees can be found on the National Park Foundation’s blog
“We are very pleased and excited for our grant from the National Park Foundation. The impact it will have on our organization is huge.” See full article here: Nationalparks.org.
The Strong Parks, Strong Communities capacity building grant program helps address nonprofit park partner needs that have come to the forefront amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Park partners identified resiliency and ability to weather times of uncertainty as priority needs. These grants will enable park partners across the country to expand their impact through new technology, website redesigns, creative visitor engagement, strategic plan development, fundraising campaigns, professional development, and more.
“The National Park Foundation is committed to increasing national park philanthropy across the board, and being responsive to current needs,” said LaTresse Snead, chief program officer for the National Park Foundation. “The capacity building grants help advance park partners’ goals to preserve
Natural and cultural resources, increase access to public lands for all people, and develop innovative programming.”
Strong Parks, Strong Communities
is a collective effort to grow national park philanthropy, which consists of approximately 450 local philanthropic organizations across the country. Working together on this initiative, the National Park Foundation, National Park Service, and Friends Alliance enhance local philanthropic organizations, bringing park philanthropy to an elevated level.
The Strong Parks, Strong Communities capacity building grant program is made possible by the National Park Foundation Board of Directors.