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


arrowheadFriends of Whiskeytown, Inc. was created as an independent non-profit, 501 (c) 3, organization for the purpose of securing private funding for park projects due to the shortfall of public funding in the National Parks. Friends or FOW was incorporated in November 2002.

Our Mission:

Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc. is a non-profit organization cooperating with the National Park Service in the stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Cooperation may be provided through supporting appropriate visitor opportunities to observe, experience and understand the character of the area; working with park staff and completing special projects; and taking the lead in fundraising for special projects.

President:    Donald R. Reynolds, C.P.A.
Vice President:
Secretary/Treasurer:           Tammy Reynolds


‘Friends’ are looking for board members and volunteers to assist with the events and projects they support. If you love Whiskeytown and have a couple of hours to spare each month, please consider how you could help support this beautiful park and lake.

Friends of Whiskeytown holds annual fundraisers. Additionally, the organization also supports many important Whiskeytown projects and events such as funding the hiring of students to work on conservation and trails projects; purchasing equipment for the free ranger-led kayak and paddle board tours; purchasing supplies for the annual Harvest FestivalOld Time Holiday, and Pick Up Lake Litter events; and completing footbridge and trails projects.

Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc. (FOW) board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month upstairs at the YMCA, 1155 Court St. in Redding. Meetings start at 6pm and last from 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. Due to Covid-19 we have been meeting via an online app instead of in person. If you would like a link for our next meeting contact us today!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Email: info@friendsofwhiskeytown.org

Donations? Click here for more information. You may also send us an email regarding donations or contact us at P.O. Box 2, Whiskeytown, CA 96095


Alanna Sobel, National Park Foundation



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


REDDING, CA (DECEMBER 17, 2020) Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc. is one of 36 park partner organization’s to receive a Strong Parks, Strong Communities 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 exited for our grant from the National Park Foundation. The impact it will have on our organization is huge.” Tammy Reynolds, Secretary/Treasurer. See full article here: https://www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/strengthening-park-partners

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 www.nationalparks.org.