Charity of the week
Yellowstone Forever (yellowstone.org) is the official fundraising partner of Yellowstone National Park, established to educate, preserve, and enhance the experience of the park’s natural wonders. It offers workshops, field excursions, recreational activities, curriculum-based expeditions for students, and private tours designed to help visitors gain an in-depth understanding of animal behavior, geology, and history. The charity also funds programs that protect the park’s wildlife and ecosystem, including projects that restore native fish populations and monitor wolf populations. Last year, Yellowstone Forever provided nearly $6 million to support such programs and dozens more, including projects to restore trails, upgrade and repair facilities, and provide scholarships for disadvantaged youth to participate in the Park’s residential learning program.
Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, which rates not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their governance practices, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest rating. ■
January 18, 2019 THE WEEK