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SOURCE National Park Foundation
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION WILL SUPPORT GRANTS FOCUSED ON CONSERVATION AND MORE
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded Impact Grants to nine national parks thanks to a $1.4 million donation from Subaru of America. Subaru made this significant contribution to the National Park Foundation through the sixth annual "Share the Love" event. For every new vehicle sold or leased during the event, Subaru donated $250 to the new owner's choice of participating charities, one of which was the National Park Foundation. In addition to the Impact Grants, this funding from Subaru will provide critical support to dozens of national parks across the country, helping to preserve our national treasures for generations to come.
"Thanks to generous partners like Subaru, we are able to help with important conservation projects in our national parks through our strategic programs like Impact Grants," said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation. "It is these types of partnerships, built through shared purpose and mission that serve as a powerful model of what private support can do for our nation's treasured places. We are grateful for Subaru's continued support and look forward to all that we will accomplish together moving forward."
Alan Bethke, vice president of marketing for Subaru of America said, "As many Subaru owners enjoy the outdoors and visit our national parks, we are very pleased to partner with the National Park Foundation to support their very worthwhile work."
Now in its seventh year, the Impact Grants program provides national parks with the critical financial support they need to transform innovative, yet underfunded, ideas into successful in-park programs and initiatives.
Ranging in size and scope, each of the selected parks demonstrated a clear need in which funding would make a profound difference in the areas of habitat restoration, wildlife protection, and/or conservation research. Programs made possible through the 2014 Impact Grants include:
The entire list of the 2014 Impact Grants recipients, receiving funding thanks to Subaru's support, includes:
A listing of these parks and their project descriptions can be found on the National Park Foundation website.
For more information on the National Park Foundation and how to support and protect America's national parks, please visit www.nationalparks.org.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America's national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.
ABOUT SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit media.subaru.com.
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