Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Washington's National Park Fund

  • Seattle, WA
  • www.wnpf.org

Mission Statement

The Fund works to increase the public's love for, understanding of and experiences in Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks so they remain vital to our lives and the health of our planet forever.

Main Programs

  1. Mount Rainier National Park Projects
  2. North Cascades National Park Projects
  3. Olympic National Park Projects

ruling year

2007

chief executive

Ms. Laurie B. Ward

Self-reported by organization

Keywords

nature, outdoor recreation, ecosystem restoration, preservation, volunteerism, youth, families, science, research, search and rescue, visitors, stewardship

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EIN

01-0869799

Also Known As

The Fund, WNPF

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Over the past few years, Washington's National Park Fund has given more than $1.4 million to Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks.  We are expanding the parks' Science and Research, improving their Visitors' Experiences, increasing their Volunteer and Stewardship programs, and providing them funding for more Youth and Family activities.  Our goals for the upcoming years include broadening the public's awareness of our mission, giving back more to the parks, and being solid stewards of the gifts we are entrusted with.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Self-reported by organization

Program 1

Mount Rainier National Park Projects

Priority park projects in 2014 focused on bringing children and their families into the park, supporting science and research projects, restoring meadows, campgrounds and trails, supporting search and rescue, and building the park's volunteer program.

Category

Public Parks & Recreational Trails

Budget

$1,000,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Program 2

North Cascades National Park Projects

Priority park projects in 2014 focused on bringing children and their families into the park, supporting science and research projects, restoring meadows, campgrounds and trails, supporting search and rescue, and building the park's volunteer program.

Category

Public Parks & Recreational Trails

Budget

$1,000,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Program 3

Olympic National Park Projects

Priority park projects in 2014 focused on bringing children and their families into the park, supporting science and research projects, restoring meadows, campgrounds and trails, supporting search and rescue, and building the park's volunteer program.

Category

Public Parks & Recreational Trails

Budget

$1,000,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Social Media

@https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washingtons-National-Park-Fund

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Washingtons National Park Fund
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30

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Operations

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Washington's National Park Fund

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Laurie B. Ward

BIO

Ms. Ward specializes in donor relations, fund development, communications, and new/creative initiatives.  She has nearly 30 years experience including a ten-year stint serving as a national consultant to libraries, land preservation, Ronald McDonald Houses, and outdoor education organizations.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"These are exciting times for Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks.  Thousands of individuals -- as well as many foundations and corporations -- love and use the parks as much as WNPF staff and board.  The possibilities for strengthening the three gems of the Northwest are endless.  Get involved.  Give of your time, talents, and treasures today.  These are indeed "your parks"."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Bret Wirta

Wirta Hospitality Worldwide

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


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