Inspire. Educate. Protect.

What we do

Grand Canyon Association is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, raising private funds, operating retail shops within the park, and providing premier guided educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region. Our supporters fund projects including trails and historic building preservation, educational programs for the public, and the protection of wildlife and their natural habitat.

Mission

Inspire people to protect and enhance Grand Canyon National Park for present and future generations. 

Vision

Support Grand Canyon National Park in its goal to provide enriching and fulfilling visitor experiences and protecting the park for future generations. We will achieve this by establishing a continuous and growing funding stream, providing enhanced educational experiences, and engaging advocates for the park. 

Values


Service

We embrace our role as a valued partner of the National Park Service at Grand Canyon National Park, and will provide the best possible service in every interaction with colleagues, partners, customers, members, and donors. 

Integrity

We conduct ourselves in an honest, respectful and professional manner. 

Knowledge

We are a dynamic learning organization uniquely positioned to engage and educate people about Grand Canyon National Park. 

Connection

We share our personal connection and passion for Grand Canyon to foster a sense of wonder and stewardship in others.

Achievement

We value being goal-oriented in our crucial mission, celebrating organizational accomplishments and personal milestones.  

Adventure

We cultivate a sense of adventure, spontaneity, and creativity. 

Accountability 

We are responsible for our actions, seek solutions that achieve results, and ensure the funds we raise are well managed and support the priorities of the park.


Susan Schroeder with Chris Lehnertz hug at Celebration of Art
Four volunteers help plant in the demonstration garden at the South Rim
Ranger sits down on the rim of Grand Canyon with three children reading a book.
Hikers stand behind the Bright Angel Trailhead

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