Aid to Park

Aid to the Park Infographic Image

Great Smoky Mountains Association’s aid-to-park for 2017 was $2,357,024, marking another strong year of support. The association’s contributions to Great Smoky Mountains National Park fall into three broad categories:

  • Cash donations, which are provided for a host of educational, historical, interpretive and scientific projects
  • In-kind services, which is primarily labor expense
  • Publications and digital media, which include development costs and free publications

Total Aid-to-Park for 2017

  • In-Kind Services, $840,807: Includes salaries for staff at eight park visitor centers and publications development costs
  • Publications Development and Production $188,663, Includes free publications, such as Smokies Guide newspaper, and pre-press costs for sales publications
  • Special Projects Funded by GSMA, $1,067,536