State & National Park Foundations
The Alabama State Parks Foundation hosts a community of people who love our State’s parks. A philanthropic partner of the Parks Administration, the Foundation seeks gifts that will support and enhance park programming, parks facilities, and parks experiences. Members of the Foundation are people dedicated to building and sustaining a great, statewide park system.
Arizona State Parks Foundation (ASPF) is the statewide 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and advocating for Arizona’s State Parks & Trails. ASPF is committed to ensuring state parks and trail users affordable access to the finest possible experience while visiting Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources.
Arkansas Parks & Recreation Foundation is organized to support, protect, enhance and add value to places that provide exceptional recreation experience and build on the legacy of the civilian conservation corps by providing a conduit and opportunity for giving back and expediting development for today’s generation.
California State Parks Foundation is an independent, member-supported nonprofit that mobilizes a diverse network of Californians to be active champions for our state parks.
Founded in 1972 as a non-profit organization, the Catalina Island Conservancy is one of the oldest private land trusts in Southern California. It protects 88 percent of Catalina Island, including more than 62 miles of unspoiled beaches and secluded coves—the longest publicly accessible stretch of undeveloped coastline left in Southern California.
The Colorado Parks Foundation, Inc. (CPF) is private 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Founded in 1985, the CPF mission is to enhance Parks across the State of Colorado through grants; advocate for the ongoing enhancement and improvement of Parks throughout the State of Colorado; and promote the enjoyment and usage of Parks throughout the State of Colorado.
In coordination with and support of the Florida Park Service, the Florida State Parks Foundation provides education, communication and support services to local citizen support organizations (CSO) to ensure the sustainability, protection, restoration and interpretation of the system of Florida State Parks.
The FCSP mission is to support the Connecticut state parks, forests and conservation areas through education, advocacy, and public awareness, to protect and preserve the great legacy of Connecticut natural resources and historical treasures.
Since its beginning in 1972, the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands, a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, has worked to protect beautiful and critically important properties.
The Illinois Conservation Foundation provides dedicated financial resources to the maintenance and improvement of our beautiful Illinois State Parks.
The Indiana Parks Alliance (IPA) is a charitable organization that supports and advocates for Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) State Parks and Nature Preserves, and the people they serve through education, promotion, fundraising and assistance for local friends groups.
The mission of the Iowa Parks Foundation is to strengthen the connection between Iowans and their parks by creating innovative partnerships and making strategic grants that transform Iowa’s parks while improving Iowans’ health and quality of life.
Established in 2002, the Michigan Recreation and Park Association Foundation provides financial support to people and programs that work to enrich the health and well-being of all Michigan citizens through increased access to recreation and outdoor experiences. In addition, the Foundation supports ongoing professional development opportunities and recognition of parks and recreation practitioners.
The MRPF is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Minnesota by supporting recreation and parks through education, networking opportunities, programming grants, student and professional continuing education scholarships, and providing support to the Minnesota Recreation and Park Association.
The Missouri State Parks Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 for one purpose: Keeping Missouri’s State Parks and Historic Sites strong and vital.
The Montana State Parks Foundation is the official nonprofit fundraising partner of Montana State Parks. The Foundation is dedicated to helping Montana’s state park system become one of the best in the nation through private fundraising and capacity building in areas where government funding is simply not enough.
The mission of the Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks Foundation is to augment the state’s efforts to ensure the conservation and enhancement of our fish and wildlife resources so they survive and thrive for current and future generations.
The National Park Conservancy Association is the voice of America’s national parks and works to protect and preserve them for present and future generations.
Working together with a growing community of passionate park champions, the National Park Foundation strives to ensure that all people are able to discover their own personal connections to national parks, because they don’t just stand for where America has been – they inspire where we go next.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation is an organization of Nebraskans for Nebraskans—focused on the future of parks, wildlife management and conservation in our state. Your tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation—in any amount—helps care for and preserve the outdoor resources that make Nebraska special.
The OPRA Foundation, the fundraising ally of Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA), undertakes research, educates critical audiences, and collaborates with allied partners to further the cause of public parks and recreation.
Oregon Parks Forever was formed to help supplement existing funding sources, in order to preserve and protect the experience of using the parks for Oregonians and all those who visit our beautiful state.
Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) began in 1999 as a statewide nonprofit organization to provide a voice for the Commonwealth’s 121 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest land. With PPFF, citizens can donate or bequeath money to state parks and forests, become active and involved volunteers in the park and forest system, and find some fun and educational opportunities.
SCPRT operates 47 state parks, markets the state as a tourist destination and provides grants for parks, recreation and tourism development.
The state’s natural resources and its history help forge its people and create a legacy to be passed on to future generations. The South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation exists to help preserve this heritage. Over the years, the Foundation has assisted South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks with a number of large and small projects.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s mission is to support Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to ensure that all Texans, today and in the future, can enjoy the wild things and wild places of Texas. Since 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has raised private funds to advance Texas’ proud outdoor traditions and conserve our state’s wildlife, habitat and natural resources. Our vision is for all Texans to have access to the wild things and wild places in our state, both now and for generations to come.
In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy works to raise funds for educational programs, health initiatives and special park projects that preserve, protect and enhance the 56 state parks across Tennessee.
The Friends of Utah State Parks strives to preserve, protect, promote, advocate, and educate about the cultural heritage, history, natural resources and funding needs of Utah State Parks.
Vermont Parks Forever is continuing a tradition of private-public partnership to make our amazing state parks even better by enhancing and protecting these gems. We are raising funds and investing in innovative projects that make our parks more accessible and connect our visitors to the natural world in a deep, sustained way.
The Virginia Association for Parks’ (VAFP) goal is unique in that no other organization seeks to present park users with a “seamless” park system experience. VAFP’s view is that a “park is a park” regardless of the funding source – national, state, regional or local. In keeping with that view, VAFP is supportive of all parks within the state.
Washington State Parks Foundation is a donor-driven nonprofit that is deeply committed to providing visitors from all sectors of society access to welcoming, joyful and quality park experiences.
The West Virginia State Parks Foundation Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to “preserve, protect, and enhance West Virginia State Parks by providing leadership in communication, funding, and advocacy in partnership with individual Park Foundations.”