In the 1920s, the Yosemite Museum Association formed to help build a museum in Yosemite National Park. That association, the first nonprofit partner in the National Park System, evolved over decades and strengthened its partnership with the park — now, it lives on as Yosemite Conservancy. (Read more about our history here.)
Today, we help park fans from around the world explore and conserve Yosemite. With support from donors, we help people connect with the park, including through adventures, art, theater and books, and we fund restoration, research, wildlife management, visitor education and more. Explore our website to learn more ways to experience Yosemite and projects you can support in the park.
MISSION AND VISION
We’re passionate about Yosemite — and about helping people connect with, learn about and take care of the park.
Our mission: We inspire people to support projects and programs that preserve Yosemite and enrich the visitor experience for all.
Our vision: Ensuring Yosemite’s grandeur through the ages.
We support the park by funding projects, offering high-quality visitor programs and providing key services. None of that work is possible without support from people who love Yosemite — people like you! Give back to the park by joining us as a donor, volunteering your time, participating in our programs and shopping in our bookstores.
Looking for job and internship opportunities? Visit our careers page.