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Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc. was incorporated in 2002 for the purpose of securing private funding for value-added park projects and programs at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.

Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc., (FOWI), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to enhance visitor experiences at the Park and provide stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. 

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Friends of Whiskeytown Receives New Capacity Building Grant from National Park Foundation

GRANT EXPANDS FRIENDS OF WHISKEYTOWN, INC. IMPACT AT WHISKEYTOWN NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

“We are very pleased and excited for our grant from the National Park Foundation. The impact it will have on our organization is huge” 

– Tammy Reynolds, Secretary/Treasurer

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.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION 
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help protect more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts and connect all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at Nationalparks.org. The full list of grantees can be found on the National Park Foundation’s Blog

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Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc.
P.O. Box 2
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
(530) 244-9002