Friends of Acadia


Founded in 1986, Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, is one of Earth's most magnificent places. Its spectacular scenery and abundant recreational opportunities draw more than two million visitors each year, making it one of America's top ten most popular national parks. At 45,000 acres, it is also one of the smallest and most vulnerable. This is why Friends of Acadia exists. As an independent organization, we add a margin of excellence to park and island protection beyond what the government can do by: making crucial conservation grants to the park and communities; recruiting and leading a corps of dedicated volunteers; defending the area against threats and advocating for Acadia before Congress and the Maine legislature.

How Your Donation Helps

17.9% of your car donation will go toward helping Friends of Acadia with their project: Trail Program Grants.

11.3% will go toward the project: Carriage Road Maintenance.

8.7% will go toward the project: Island Explorer.



  • Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1988

Your donations to Friends of Acadia are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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