2015 • 1 year
The National Park Foundation is the nonprofit partner to the National Park Service and the philanthropic partner of America's national parks. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help protect more than 84 million acres of national parks through conservation and preservation efforts; to connect Americans with parks' natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history; and to inspire the next generation of park stewards.
On Februaryl9, 2015, President Barack Obama designated the Pullman Historic District as a national monument, and, as such, portions of it will be overseen by the National Park Service. As part of a $2 million civic contribution from local foundations, this grant to the National Park Foundation helps jumpstart a comprehensive, $12 million effort to create a vibrant visitor center in Pullman's iconic Administration Clock Tower Building that will include educational and experiential exhibits and programming designed to engage children, the community, and visitors about the importance of Pullman in America's history.