The Grand Canyon is welcomes millions of visitors each year who are drawn to its massive beauty and the myriad of outdoor sightseeing and athletic opportunities available throughout every season. Considered one of the most important and beautiful national landmarks within the United States, the Grand Canyon is managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapi Tribal Nation and the Havasupai Tribe. The area is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide, and it was a holy pilgrimage site for the Pueblo Indians. Although the Grand Canyon has been populated by Native Americans for thousands of years, the first Europeans who arrived to witness its spectacular grandeur arrived in the 16th century.
Without the support of individuals, groups and organizations, many of the environmental and educational programs could not be realized. From youth river excursions to Grand Canyon preservation projects, the following Grand Canyon non-profit groups are dedicated to preserving and maintaining the area for people to enjoy for generations to come. These programs allow visitors to learn about the culture, geography and history of the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River and surrounding areas. To learn more about these organizations, click on the links below for more information on how you can help volunteer, make a donation or participate in one of the many artistic and athletic opportunities available in the region.
Tour Companies with trips from The South Rim
Grand Canyon Association
Founded in 1932, Grand Canyon Association is committed to promoting knowledge of the Grand Canyon through arts and outdoor opportunities available to visitors of all ages and abilities.
Grand Canyon Trust
This non-profit organization was founded to preserve and protect the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon through community-building programs that include the creation of environmentally friendly jobs in the Grand Canyon area.
Grand Canyon Volunteers
Part of the Grand Canyon Trust, Grand Canyon Volunteers provides meaningful and memorable outdoor excursions that allow visitors to interact with others while helping preserve the beauty of the Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon Conservation Fund
The Grand Canyon Conservation Fund helps visitors with special needs and disabilities to enjoy the many outdoor athletic opportunities available in the Grand Canyon.
Civilian Conservation Corps
The Civilian Conservation Corps has planted more than two billion trees since its inception in 2007. Learn more about this non-profit organization’s many contributions in the Grand Canyon area.
Grand Canyon Hikers and Backpackers Association
This helpful organization provides necessary and life-saving information to backpackers and hikers in the Grand Canyon. It’s also a great place to network with other outdoor enthusiasts with similar interests.
Grand Canyon Historical Society
Learn about the history of the Grand Canyon, and why it is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Grand Canyon Youth Association
The GCHS provides youth from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to experience the Grand Canyon through a number of positive outdoor activities and programs.
Grand Canyon River Guides
For over two decades GCRG has been providing educational and environmental activities to it’s 1700+ members, helping locals and tourist alike to appreciate the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.