In 1996, the Presidio Trust, an innovative federal agency, was established by Congress to champion a new model of partnership that invites participation from all sectors. Today, the Presidio is supported by park residents and tenants, volunteers, program and academic partners, and visitors. The Presidio Trust's key partners are the National Park Service and the non-profit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
The Presidio Trust manages the park in partnership with the National Park Service, which oversees the Presidio's 300 coastal acres. The Presidio Trust and National Park Service work together to preserve natural and historic resources, to deliver educational programs, and to offer outstanding visitor services.
In addition to raising philanthropic funds and building community support for the parks, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy also works with the Presidio Trust and National Park Service to run the Presidio Nursery, to administer stewardship programs, and to provide programs for the public. Crissy Field Center, Camping at the Presidio, and the Trails Forever program are outstanding examples of what the partnership is achieving.
The Presidio Trust, National Park Service, and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy are also working together to bring about one of the greatest transformations of the park to date – the New Presidio Parklands Project.
Membership in the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a non-profit membership organization. The Conservancy's work is undertaken with generous contributions from individual, corporate, and foundation donors, as well as income earned from operating park bookstores, merchandise and retail, publishing educational materials, and providing interpretive tours. Learn more about supporting the Presidio by becoming a member of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.