No Profit, Yet There’s So Much To Gain.
The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation is a nonprofit organization, which means that everything we do is to benefit the mountain itself and the people who visit. We strive to make Grandfather a place where people can escape the daily grind, explore natural wonders and understand the amazing world around them. Fortunately, we’re not alone in our efforts. People like you help us protect the mountain in its current state for future generations while we make visitors welcome, provide nature education and promote good stewardship.
To inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain.
To be the world’s best not-for-profit nature park by providing an excellent experience filled with the discovery and wonder of Grandfather Mountain’s vast natural resources.
Passion – Ignite wonder in our guests, volunteers, donors and employees by sharing our knowledge of and excitement for the incredible scenery and ecosystems that thrive at Grandfather Mountain.
Community - Provide a positive, uplifting atmosphere that embraces employees, guests, volunteers, donors and partnering organizations as valuable members of a larger team.
Conservation – Continue to protect Grandfather Mountain’s remarkable natural resources, including globally imperiled flora and fauna.
Sustainability – Challenge our staff to seek out best practices to improve our organization’s environmental and economic security.