African American Experience Fund of the National Park Foundation

African American Experience Fund of the National Park Foundation
Founded: 2001

Mission:
To support and preserve African American history by sponsoring educational, volunteer, and community-engagement programs in national parks and at historic sites.

About the Organization:
A national fundraising organization of the congressionally chartered , AAEF supports programs at nineteen historic sites across the country, sharing little known facts and stories about African Americans and providing visitors with hands-on educational experiences.

Current Programs:
include the , the historic site, the , the , the , the , the , and the . In addition, the organization supports the , a program designed to coordinate the preservation and education efforts of historical places, museums, and interpretive programs associated with the Underground Railroad.

Web Site:
The AAEF Web site features an of national park sites, a about the organization, of each AAEF park site, and . Visitors to the site are encouraged to and description of their experience at a park site, volunteer, subscribe to the AAEF e-newsletter, and/or make a donation.

Funding:
AAEF receives support from foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Contact: Robert Harris, Board Chairman
Phone: (202) 354-6460
Fax: (202) 371-2066
URL:

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