About Us

Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) began in 1999 as a statewide nonprofit organization to provide a voice for the Commonwealth’s 124 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. PPFF’s status as a registered charity allows chapter friends groups to operate on our public lands for the benefit of everyone.

Mission & Vision

What do we stand for? What are we trying to accomplish? Find out more!
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Strategic Plan

Plan your work and work your plan. It’s a basic for the organized person or nonprofit. What do we want to do with our next five years?
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Visionary. Dedicated. Engaged in the outdoors. And willing to devote an extraordinary amount of time and energy to the success of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. That’s our board!
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More than just a paycheck, working for a nonprofit allows employees to find fulfillment in a job that makes a difference. That’s our staff!
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PPFF Chapters

What do you do when you discover that the state park or forest you love needs help? You join – or form – a “friends group” to provide that help. It will be a lot of work but you will have fun, too.
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Check out our newsletters and annual reports, and some other goodies as well.
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“What we can’t do alone, we can do together.” And we’re able to work with some other terrific organizations.
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A special group of PPFF supporters have agreed to serve as Ambassadors, telling our story and making connections.
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Support Our Work with a Planned Gift

Leave a legacy in support of the places you love with a planned gift to the Foundation. Find out more about our Conservation Legacy Society.

Legacy Society