Having just returned from Yellowstone, it’s fitting Grand Teton National Park Foundation is my next Small Change Spotlight. Last week, I was a little more than a “stones throw away” (or about an hours drive) from the Grand Tetons, but my friend and I were told given our limited time in the area, visiting the park was a separate trip.
I learned about Grand Teton National Park Foundation this past summer when Karla Sanders donated to the Foundation as part of running the Grand Teton Half Marathon and sharing her Small Change donation story with me.
I recently caught up with Maddy Jacobson, Development & Communications Associate at Grand Teton National Park Foundation, to learn more about the Foundation and how it’s instrumental in preserving the park while educating and inspiring a lifelong love of our wildplaces for current and future generations.
What does Grand Teton National Park Foundation do?
Our mission is to fund projects that enhance Grand Teton National Park’s cultural, historic, and natural resources and help others learn about and protect all that is special in the park. By supporting work that goes beyond what the National Park Service could accomplish on its own, the Foundation initiates improvements, critical research, and outreach that enrich visitors’ experiences and creates a stable future for Grand Teton National Park. On an annual basis we support wildlife research and protection, youth programs, historic preservation, and more. [Continue Reading]