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+

Morgan Family Foundation
National Park Foundation
Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation


Pioneer $50,000$99,999

JL Foundation
MacDonald Family Foundation
Raintree Foundation
Sterling-Dorman Foundation


Patron $25,000$49,999

Arkay Foundation
The Bear Gulch Foundation
Melvin & Geraldine Hoven Foundation
Flora L. Thornton Foundation


Benefactor $10,000$24,999

Brayton Wilbur Foundation
Ginn Family Foundation
The Heller Foundation of San Diego
Hutton Parker Foundation
Ira A. Roschelle, MD Family Foundation
Morningstar Foundation
Olander Foundation
Pease Family Foundation
Rossi Family Foundation
The Wollenberg Foundation


Sentinel $5,000$9,999

Angell Foundation
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Elisha-Bolton Foundation
John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
Kenneth Glenn Family Foundation
Native Sons of the Golden West
Shared Vision Charitable Foundation