Who We Are
The Glacier National Park Conservancy, a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is the official non-profit fundraising partner of Glacier National Park. The Conservancy is the result of a merger between the Glacier National Park Fund and the Glacier Association in 2013 to better serve the park.
The Glacier National Park Conservancy assures the Glacier National Park experience by providing support for preservation, education, and research through philanthropy and outreach.
On January 1st, 2013, two storied organizations, the Glacier National Park Fund and the Glacier Association, merged to form the Glacier National Park Conservancy.
The Glacier National Park Fund was established in 1999 as the non-profit fundraising partner for Glacier National Park. The Fund’s mission was to support the preservation and protection of the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Glacier National Park, through private philanthropy, for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Through its history, the Glacier National Park Fund provided over $3.5M in support of the Park.
The Glacier Association was a non-profit cooperating association of the National Park Service that supported education and interpretation through the sale of books and other merchandise at the visitor centers in Glacier National Park and at other federal agency sites including Big Hole National Battlefield, Flathead National Forest, Grant-Kohrs National Historic Site, and National Bison Range. Originally formed in 1941 and incorporated in 1946, the Association provided more than 70 years of monetary and in-kind assistance for Glacier National Park and these other sites.
Together the new organization becomes the only non-profit fundraising partner for Glacier National Park. Funds are raised through philanthropy and our stores continuing the strong legacy of the former organizations.