MISSION AND HISTORY

NCGF qualifies as a section 501(c)3 of the Federal tax code organization with its charter in the District of Columbia. As such, NCGF is organized to promote activities related to charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. More specifically, in addition to facilitating the planning, designing, and construction of the National Arboretum, NCGF is also dedicated to support and cooperate with the governments of the United States and the People's Republic of China, including more specifically the US Department of Agriculture and China's Ministry of Forestry (now National Grassland and Forestry Administration of the People Republic of China). More broadly, NCGF also supports and participates in activities that help build better understanding between the peoples of the United States and China.