As a $100 million donation establishes a new national monument, and anxiety builds over corporate partnerships, we take a look at the past, future, and pitfalls of national parks philanthropy.
An effort to connect the entire East Coast with protected bike paths has been pedaling along since 1991. The nonprofit behind the effort has been on fire lately. Here's what is driving its mix of public and private support.
The projects backed by Bloomberg’s Public Art Challenge, including a 16-site meditation on LA’s water, are just the latest demonstration of the compelling combo of art and environmental work.
A wedge of land overlooking Solana Beach and nearby coastal wetlands has narrowly escaped development for years. A joking conversation followed by a check for a million-plus helped secure it as a park for good.
The William Penn Foundation just reupped its support for an ambitious effort to complete a 750-mile trail system in Greater Philadelphia. But with 400 miles to go, can a coalition of nonprofits make it a reality?
Despite most of its trustees living outside of the city, the Gund Foundation is sort of a de facto community foundation for Greater Cleveland, and parks and public spaces are a big part of its support.