What is the purpose of the South Florida National Parks Trust?
The SFNPT was established in 2002 to support South Florida’s national parks through fundraising and friend-raising.
Doesn’t the federal government support South Florida’s national parks?
Yes, but federal tax dollars only go so far. Private donations are needed to support special park programs and projects that would not be funded otherwise, including the outdoor education programs that introduce thousands of South Florida school children to their national parks each year.
What kinds of programs and projects are supported with private donations?
South Florida’s national parks rely on the SFNPT and our donors to fund ranger programs for the public, environmental education programs for school kids, and resource management projects that provide protection for native wildlife and wildlife habitat in all four parks.
How are projects chosen?
The SFNPT works closely with each park superintendent to identify programs and projects that benefit the park and its visitors.
Does the South Florida National Parks Trust receive government funding?
No. The SFNPT relies on the support of individuals, businesses and foundations to pay its operating expenses and support programs and projects in South Florida’s national parks.
Are donations to the Trust tax deductible?
Yes. The SFNPT is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to the SFNPT are tax-deductible, to the full extent allowed by the IRS.