The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is the primary and professional fund raising organization for the Blue Ridge Parkway. Its authority is vested in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Interior and the National Park Service.
The mission of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is to identify and cultivate the constituency of the Blue Ridge Parkway as a philanthropic resource.
The Foundation does not fund the Parkway's operational budget which is the responsibility of the federal government. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation funds only those projects and programs which add a margin of excellence to the park's mission, enhance the visitor's experience, and have a lasting value.