Yellowstone Forever—formerly the Yellowstone Association and the Yellowstone Park Foundation—is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. We connect people to Yellowstone National Park through outstanding visitor experiences and educational programs, and translate those experiences into lifelong support and philanthropic investment to conserve and enhance the park for the future.
Yellowstone Forever was founded in 2016, as a result of the merger between the Yellowstone Association (founded 1933) and the Yellowstone Park Foundation (founded 1996).
What We Do
We connect people to Yellowstone today and work to protect it for tomorrow. Our operations include 11 educational Park Stores with gross sales of over $4.9 million; the Yellowstone Forever Institute, which offers more than 600 in-depth programs each year; and a supporter program of over 50,000 Yellowstone enthusiasts raising funds to support critical park priority projects.
501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit donations to Yellowstone Forever are tax-deductible.
Board of Directors. Our volunteer leadership consists of 26 business and community leaders from across the United States. Board members serve without pay; each board member pays his/her own expenses to attend semi-annual meetings and committee meetings.
Professional Staff & Volunteers
Approximately 65 year-round paid staff members, and an additional 75 seasonal paid staff members and 100 volunteers.