Not For Profit

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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.

Mission:

To inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain.

Vision:

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.

Values:

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.

 

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  • I was amazed with the scenery and the way the mountains just made my mouth drop in awe and wonder.  I have began hiking as a hobby lately after having a major back surgery in January 2010.  Now after coming there I have a new goal to hike up MacRae Peak so we will be coming back in a few months  and hopefully bring more people with us.  We really enjoyed the natural habitat and the bears. You people really know how to entertain us. The staff was very very and a special thanks to Jill on top of the Mountain at the Swinging Bridge for explaining the points and mountains to us.  She is to be my tour guide when I come back !
    Kent
    Troutman, NC
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