Established in 1997, Grand Teton National Park Foundation helps the park solve challenges, provide meaningful visitor experiences, and ensure this world-class landscape continues to thrive.
Over 20 years of impact in Grand Teton National Park
• Built the state-of-the-art Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, the Foundation’s flagship project. The 22,000-square-foot facility welcomes, orients, educates, and inspires visitors.
• Transformed Grand Teton’s most iconic destination—Jenny Lake. Enhanced trails, lake overlooks, and an outdoor interpretive plaza will connect visitors with this beautiful place well into the future.
• Protected 640 acres of pristine sagebrush-grassland habitat in the heart of Grand Teton. The purchase of the Antelope Flats parcel, which was previously owned by the State of Wyoming, will ensure it remains undeveloped for the benefit of wildlife and provide much-needed funding to Wyoming public schools.
• Funded long-term, compelling conservation and research programs for gray wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and more to protect Grand Teton’s wildlife through informed decision making in the park and beyond.
• Preserved irreplaceable historic treasures including Bar BC Dude Ranch, Mormon Row Historic District, and Lucas Fabian Homestead to provide visitors with an understanding of the role they played in Grand Teton’s vibrant past.
• Introduced Grand Teton to the next generation of park stewards through five programs that actively engage participants in experiential learning, outdoor skills, and national park career training.
• Purchased the last privately-held inholding in the Mormon Row Historic District for inclusion in the park. The remaining structures will be utilized for seasonal employee housing—a critical need for Grand Teton.