Foundation partners help Yosemite Conservancy preserve and protect Yosemite and provide Youth In Yosemite Programs to underserved youth.


With the support of our foundation partners, Yosemite Conservancy has funded numerous projects throughout Yosemite National Park, including the Campaign for Mariposa Grove, the Tenaya Lake restoration project and the replacement of Yosemite’s historic stagecoach.

This year, Conservancy donors will fund 41 projects ranging from wildlife conservation to trail rehabilitation to our signature Youth in Yosemite Programs. This diverse group of projects and programs creates numerous philanthropic opportunities for foundations with varying giving strategies while ensuring that Yosemite is preserved and protected for generations to come.

To learn more about this year’s projects or to arrange a tour, please contact Laurie Peterson at or 415-434-8446 x328.


We thank the following foundations and other organizations for their gifts or pledges of $5,000 and more in 2018:

Ranger $100,000 and more

The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation

Lisa and Douglas Goldman Foundation

Mel & Geri Hoven Foundation

Mericos Foundation

National Park Foundation

The Opus Foundation

Pitzer Family Foundation

Raintree Foundation

Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation


Pioneer $50,000-99,999

Flora L. Thornton Foundation

MacDonald Family Foundation


Patron $25,000-49,999

The Diskant Family Foundation

The Ira A. Roschelle M.D. Family Foundation

Sterling Foundation


Benefactor $10,000-24,999

BMJ Gregory Charitable Foundation

Cameron & Jane Baird Foundation

The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation

The Morningstar Foundation

The Pease Family Fund

The Wollenberg Foundation


Sentinel $5,000-9,999

Barretta Family Foundation

The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation

Dorsey & Whitney Foundation

Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund

Jean K. Lafromboise Foundation

John & Marcia Goldman Foundation

Kenneth Glenn Family Foundation

Olander Family Foundation

PayPal Giving Fund

The SahanDaywi Foundation

United Way