Other Ways to Help
It's easy, it's secure, and your donation will go immediately toward supporting the work of the Foundation.
Become a Steward of Yellowstone and support the Park for as little as 33 cents per day.
Be a YPF Fundraiser
Begin fundraising for Yellowstone today! Setting-up a fundraising page is easy, and we'll support you every step of the way.
Become a YPF Fundraiser Today
Join this very special group by supporting the Yellowstone Park Foundation's annual fund at a giving level of $1,000 or more.
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of stock and other appreciated securities are an easy way to help Yellowstone while receiving a number of tax benefits.
Call YPF at 406.586.6303 or email us to learn more
Old Faithful Society
This society honors individuals who donate to the Yellowstone Park Foundation through bequests or other planned gifts.
Learn about the many options for leaving a legacy for Yellowstone through planned giving.
Employer Matching Gifts
Your employer may be able to double the impact of your gift!
Use Your Mobile Phone
Make a one-time donation of $10 and it will be added to your mobile phone bill. It’s fast and easy!
Support the Wolf Project
YPF offers three ways you can support the continuing research, monitoring and educational outreach about the wild wolves of Yellowstone.
Sponsor a Bear Box
Bear box sponsorships are a practical way to help keep Yellowstone safe for both visitors and bears.
Wildlife adoptions make meaningful gifts and are a great way to support wildlife conservation and research in Yellowstone.
Sponsor a Bear Box
Preventing bears from obtaining human foods is one of the top priorities of Yellowstone's wildlife managers. Bears that gain access to human food eventually become more aggressive toward humans, and may need to be removed from the population.
Fortunately, there is a solution. The use of large, bear-proof storage containers, or "bear boxes" is a proven method to prevent bears from becoming conditioned to human foods. However, less than 25% of the campsites in roadside campgrounds — the most likely place for a Yellowstone bear to obtain food — currently have bear boxes for safe food storage.
You can help make the Park safer for visitors and bears! Now, the Yellowstone Park Foundation is offering individuals and groups a unique opportunity to Sponsor a Bear Box.
For each $1,100 in contributions, Yellowstone will install a bear box in a Park campground. Thanks to generous donations, we have already raised enough funds for the Park to purchase more than 100 boxes, and the Park needs for than 1,000 to eventually cover all of the roadside campsites.
Gifts of any amount toward this important effort are greatly needed and sincerely appreciated. When you make any size contribution toward the purchase of a bear box, you will receive all the great benefits of being a Friend of Yellowstone. Plus, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you are playing a direct role in protecting Yellowstone's magnificent bears.
Donors at the following giving levels will receive additional benefits and recognition:
With your $500 donation, you will receive:
With your $1,100 Bear Box Sponsorship, you will receive:
Watch this 2-minute video to learn more about bear safety precautions for visitors.
Due to the increased cost of both steel and shipping, the contribution needed to sponsor a bear box went up in December 2010 from $1,000 to $1,100.