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Four Areas Of Focus


Youth Initiative

Projects that engage children and young adults in hands on curriculum based programs, investing in tomorrow’s stewards today.

  • Providing meaningful Zion experiences to more than 40,000 students through park field trips, workshops, college internships and other programs connecting and inspiring the next generation of park supporters
  • Working closely with our neighboring tribes, sponsoring cultural heritage programs that include the Southern Paiute Youth field camps in partnership with the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring National Monuments and Bryce Canyon
  • Connecting every fourth-grader in Washington county to Zion through park visits and rangers in classrooms
  • Supporting Zion online – a new initiative offering ranger led distance learning to connect live with classrooms around the world
  • Sponsoring the nationally recognized Concrete to Canyons initiative – providing 3-day immersive field experiences for underrepresented communities in Las Vegas, and Mesquite, Nevada
  • Connecting families to Zion, Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring National Monuments through one of the National Park Service’s most respected Junior Ranger program

Visitor Experience

Projects that enrich the visitor experience including recreation, trail restoration, and resource connectivity.

  • Seeking matching funding to support the park’s reconstruction of the Emerald Pools trail, and improvements to the park’s overall trail network, front and backcountry
  • Providing funding to restore damaged sections of the historic West Rim trail – providing access to Angel’s Landing and the park’s backcountry wilderness
  • Providing support to help implement Zion’s Visitor Use Management Plan strategies


Projects that protect Zion’s natural and cultural heritage, its rare, endangered and endemic species through scientific research that leads the world.

  • Supporting the park’s Desert Big Horn Sheep research
  • Providing funding to support the park’s top line research projects, and understanding the impacts associated with increased visitation on the park’s natural and cultural resources


Projects that increase Zion’s operational efficiency, and that engage its gateway community partners to provide exceptional sustainability practices for the world.

  • Help to fund continued installation and promotion of water stations in Zion’s gateway communities, and in the park
  • Supporting Zion’s Dark Sky initiative, including infrastructure requirements
  • Leveraging sustainability efforts of key park partners including Xanterra, city of Springdale, supporting sustainability priorities that protect the park’s integrity


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The Zion National Park Foundation is Zion National Park’s official fundraising partner. The Zion National Park Foundation works closely with the park superintendent to identify Zion’s highest priorities and long-term funding challenges. The Foundation provides funding in four strategy areas: Youth Initiative, Visitor Experience, Preservation and Sustainability, ensuring Zion’s sanctuary for everyone forever.

While the federal government provides appropriations to cover the park’s day to day operations and basic maintenance, the Zion National Park Foundation invests in projects and special initiatives to ensure the park’s margin of excellence in perpetuity.

Your gift to the Zion Foundation is an investment in Zion’s future, helping us to fund projects that engage the next generation of park stewards, repair and improve Zion’s trail network, and protect its natural and cultural resource integrity for future generations.

The Zion National Park Foundation operates as a division of Zion Natural History Association, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profits corporation, established in 1929.

The Zion National Park Foundation also provides support to Cedar Breaks National Monument and Pipe Spring National Monument through its park store operations and targeted fundraising for special initiatives.

Zion Natural History Association is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt educational organization. Your generous donation is tax deductible to the extent of the law (Federal Tax I.D. #87-0256961).