We do not inherit the
earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from
our children.
- Native American Wisdom


Friends of Saguaro National Park is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit fundraising partner of the National Park Service, created to help preserve, protect and enhance the fragile environment and unique cultural heritage of the Sonoran Desert at Saguaro National Park.  Our mission is to help protect wildlife and habitat . . . promote environmental education . . . improve recreational trails . . . enhance visitor experiences . . . and build environmental stewardship for the Park.  Since our founding in 1996, FOSNP has sought to establish collaborative partnerships within the Tucson community, develop a broad donor base, and provide both funding and volunteer support for some of the Park's most critical needs.

The organization consistently balances its annual operating budget, maintains a prudent operating reserve, and devotes at least 85% of total expenditures to programs, rather than fundraising or overhead costs.

Since 2010, the organization has been recognized by GreatNonprofits -- a national group that develops tools to help people rate charities -- as a "Top-Rated Nonprofit" during the annual "Green Choice" campaign, and fewer than 1% of nonprofits nationwide are able to achieve that distinction.

Friends of Saguaro has also been recognized with the GuideStar Exchange Gold Level award -- a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, the nation's premier source of nonprofit information.