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 Sara Jones at or 415-434-8446 x328


We thank the following foundations for their gifts or pledges of $5,000 and more in the past 18 months:

Ranger $100,000+

The Dirk & Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Joseph & Vera Long Foundation
Mericos Foundation
Morgan Family Foundation
National Park Foundation
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Save the Redwoods League


Pioneer $50,000$99,999

MacDonald Family Foundation
Raintree Foundation
Rossi Family Foundation
Tortuga Foundation
Wayne & Gladys Valley Foundation


Patron $25,000$49,999

California Community Foundation
Flora L. Thornton Foundation


Benefactor $10,000$24,999

Arkay Foundation
Brayton Wilbur Foundation
Ginn Family Foundation
Ira A. Roschelle, MD Family Foundation
Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation
Negley Flinn Charitable Foundation
Wallis Foundation
The Wollenberg Foundation


Sentinel $5,000$9,999

Elisha-Bolton Foundation
The Heller Foundation of San Diego
John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
Kenneth Glenn Family Foundation
L & L Borok Foundation
MBK Foundation
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Seaver Institute
Shared Vision Charitable Foundation