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 2021:

Ranger: $100,000 and more

  • Manitou Fund
  • National Park Foundation
  • Pitzer Family Foundation
  • Raintree Foundation

Pioneer: $50,000–$99,999

  • The American Alpine Club

Patron: $25,000–$49,999

  • Arthur L. & Elaine V. Johnson Foundation
  • Flora L. Thornton Foundation
  • Melvin & Geraldine Hoven Foundation
  • Wander Project
  • The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation

Benefactor: $10,000–$24,999

  • Adams Legacy Foundation
  • Charity Navigator
  • Combined Federal Campaign Workplace Giving
  • DiPaola Foundation
  • Morgan Family Foundation
  • Seaver Institute
  • The Elwyn Heller Foundation of San Diego
  • The Morningstar Foundation
  • The Robert and Shirley Harris Family Foundation
  • The Wollenberg Foundation
  • Frank and Joann Randall

Sentinel: $5,000–$9,999

  • Ira A. Roschelle MD Family Foundation
  • John and Marcia Goldman Foundation
  • Olander Family Foundation
  • Park Institute of America
  • Shared Vision Charitable Foundation
  • The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation