Support The Effort

As you move through our website, we hope you’ll agree there are literally hundreds of initiatives, projects, and ideas worthy of your investment being shepherded by the Foundation. Perhaps a financial contribution is a good place to start!

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The simplest way to support PPFF? Become a member! Your membership card is a daily reminder of the importance of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests to you and your family.
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Corporate Partnerships

With state parks or forests within reach of all major communities in Pennsylvania, there are many opportunities for businesses and non-profits to assist in PPFF’s efforts and support the health and happiness of their employees.
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Planned Giving

“Legacy” is an important component to our philosophy – the belief that the good we do lives long after we are gone. With a planned or estate gift to the Foundation, you ensure your legacy of caring for our public lands.
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EITC Program

Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC) enables Pennsylvania businesses to directly invest in the education of our youth through scholarships and supporting innovative educational practices.
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Special Funding Initiatives

Every once in a while a special project or problem to be solved arises and PPFF members and friends are asked to mobilize in support of the cause. Much like a Kickstarter or GoFundMe campaign, these special funding initiatives are meant to be socially directed and quickly {successfully} concluded.
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Ways To Give

Honor a special friend or family member with a “living gift,” reach out to your employer to see if they offer a donor match, make a gift of stock or securities.
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Needs List

Nearly every park or forest in the system has placed a “need” in our spreadsheet of pending projects. These needs can be as simple as purchasing bird seed for the feeders used for environmental education programs to replacing antiquated lighting in public spaces. Whatever the need, there’s a potential partner who can fill it. Might that be your company or organization?
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Needs Met

The needs may be many, but with the help of generous businesses, foundations, and people just like YOU the needs are being checked off that list. Will you be inspired to make a match on the list?
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Support Our Work

Our online store offers a variety of merchandise (including the Pennsylvania State Parks & State Forests Passport).

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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. We’re the official nonprofit partner of your state parks and forests. Be a part of the movement!

Our Work

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any nonprofit. Whether you’re a trailbuilder, a wildlife expert, an event organizer, or one of those special people who always say, “Just put me to work wherever you need me,” Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests have a role for you.

Find your niche. Make your voice heard with decision makers. Pitch in with a friends group. Work on your own or with your family, friends, and co-workers as a Steward of Penn’s Woods. Support any of the programs and initiatives we promote. You will be welcome as a volunteer. And it’s as good for you as it is for your state parks and forests!

Friends Groups

Your special affinity for a specific park or forest means that a PPFF chapter friends group is the perfect outlet for your creative energy. Friends are people like you who volunteer their time, services and support to our state parks and forests. Chapters form for a variety of reasons but all understand the value of their state park or forest and share a common goal to make that park or forest the best in the commonwealth.