Every year, the Conservancy funds numerous projects in Yosemite, including research, restoration and youth programs. Our diverse projects and programs create numerous philanthropic opportunities for foundations with varying giving strategies while ensuring that Yosemite is preserved and protected for generations to come. Our foundation partners have helped make a huge array of projects possible, from restoring Mariposa Grove to replacing the historic Wawona stagecoach.

To learn more about this year’s projects or to arrange a tour, please contact Laurie Peterson at lpeterson@yosemite.org or 415-906-1016.

We thank the following foundations and other organizations for their gifts or pledges of $5,000 and more in 2019:

Ranger: $100,000 and more

  • The Dorrance Family Foundation
  • The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation
  • National Park Foundation
  • Pitzer Family Foundation
  • Raintree Foundation
  • Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation

Pioneer: $50,000-99,999

  • Arthur L. & Elaine V. Johnson Foundation
  • The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
  • Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
  • Manitou Fund

Patron: $25,000-49,999

  • The American Alpine Club
  • Flora L. Thornton Foundation
  • Ira A. Roschelle M.D. Family Foundation
  • MacDonald Family Foundation
  • Melvin and Geraldine Hoven Foundation

Benefactor: $10,000-24,999

  • Adams Legacy Foundation
  • The Ahmanson Foundation
  • Alberini Family Fund
  • BMJ Gregory Charitable Foundation
  • Cameron & Jane Baird Foundation
  • The Erwyn Heller Foundation of San Diego
  • The Jim Warner Foundation
  • The Morningstar Foundation
  • The Wollenberg Foundation

Sentinel: $5,000-9,999

  • The Diskant Family Foundation
  • The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
  • Elisha-Bolton Foundation
  • Jean K. Lafromboise Foundation
  • John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
  • Kenneth Glenn Family Foundation
  • Monte Toole Family Foundation
  • Olander Family Foundation
  • The SahanDaywi Foundation
  • Salesforce Foundation
  • The Robert and Shirley Harris Family Foundation
  • The William H. Cilker Family Foundation