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The NANPA Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit foundation, has a mission to advance awareness of and appreciation for nature through photography. The Foundation does this by raising funds for many of NANPA's educational activities.

The Foundation is set up as a charitable non-profit organization. The Foundation focuses on using the camera to educate the public on how to better care for the environment. It supports NANPA educational programs and NANPA's Student Scholarship Program conducted at the Annual Summits and programs for adult education. The Foundation also provides educational programs for youth about nature photography and the environment and it the supports building and maintaining of Refuge Blinds in the U.S. with financial help from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

It provides photo blinds for national wildlife refuges. The Foundation also presents several grants each year. If you would like more information or would like to contribute to help the Foundation achieve its goals, please contact the Executive Directors below.

NANPA Foundation Photography Trips

Belize: January 27, 2016 - February 06, 2016

Belize: January 27, 2016 - February 06, 2016

Join NANPA Foundation and professional photographer Cindy Miller Hopkins on a nature photography expedition in the beautiful nation of Belize. Enjoy opportunities to photograph hummingbirds, butterflies, manatees, and many more of the diverse bird and mammal species that inhabit this small but inviting country. Plus, visit the ruins of Lamanai to experience a glimpse of ancient Mayan history.

This trip supports the NANPA Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Photo Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy abundant opportunities for nature photography including tropical birds and mammals in the wild and at the Belize Zoo.
  • Visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Lamanai.
  • Photograph butterflies and hummingbirds at the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch.
  • Snorkel the pristine waters near Man O' War Caye and take a boat trip in search of manatees.
View Belize Brochure for download and printing

Belize details and reservations via HolBrook Travel

NANPA Foundation Sponsors U.S. Tour of Wild Wonders of Europe

The NANPA Foundation announced fiscal sponsorship of the U.S. Tour of Wild Wonders of Europe (Wild Wonders). Wild Wonders uses the power and emotion of large-format photography to showcase the amazing and little known natural beauty of Europe, its wild places and wildlife, and positive conservation success stories. In many parts of Europe wildlife is making a remarkable comeback due to demographic changes and conservation efforts. The main message of the exhibition is ... (read more).

Board of Trustees

Officers -
Co-President Cindy Miller Hopkins Colorado Springs, CO
Co-President Dee Ann Pederson Houston, TX
Vice President John Nuhn Reston, VA
Secretary/Treasurer Alice L. Robertson Las Vegas, NV

(Officers serve 1 year in office and 3 years on the Board)

Trustees -

  Francine Butler Golden, CO
  Kevin O'Neal Walnut Creek, CA
  Rob Sheppard Los Angeles, CA

NANPA President -

(Ex-Officio, Non-Voting)
  Bruce Haley Charleston, WV

Honorary Board Members -

  Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE Silver Spring, MD
  Dewitt Jones Hoolehua, HI
  Tom Lovejoy Washington, DC

Executive Directors -

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting
  Bill Plunkett Judson, TX
  Susan Day Alma, IL

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