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The outdoors are for everyone.

That's why our Parks Access Fund grants free park passes to hundreds of Vermonters each year.

Proudly serving every VT county.

Every year since 2016, Vermont Parks Forever (VPF) has granted passes to organizations working state wide. Through these organizations, VPF helps foster families, youth programs, front-line workers, those with developmental disabilities, BIPOC communities, new Americans, mental health clients, and those with limited mobility, have more opportunities to experience all Vermont’s state parks have to offer.

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Are you an organization serving Vermonters facing barriers to outdoor experiences?

Then we want to meet you!

Become a Grantee

Grant applications for the 2023 Park Access Fund closed on April 3rd, 2023. To be considered for funds on a rolling basis, please email us.

The Parks Access Fund:

will provide


free state park visits in 2023
to Vermonters who are underrepresented in the outdoors.

will work with


community organizations in 2023
with recipients 
every Vermont County



years or Park Access
programming in 2023

increased funding by


since 2016 thanks to our
generous donors

Park Access Grantees

2023 Park Access Grantees

Beckley Day School of WCMHS*

Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro*

Boys and Girls Club of Rutland County

Boys and Girls Club of Vergennes

Central Vermont Families & Friends United*

Champlain Community Services

Clara Martin Center

Clarina Howard Nichols Center

Come Alive Outside*

EDD Adaptive Sports*

Experience Literacy

Lamoille County Mental Health*

Laraway Backpack Program

MENTOR Vermont*

NCSS, Inc - School Based Autism Program

Northeast Disabled Athletic Association

Outdoor Asian VT*

Outdoor Family Weekend through UVM Extension

Parent Child Center of NCSS

Recovery Vermont*

Sara Holbrook Community Center


Springfield Area Parent Child Center*

The Janet S Munt Family Room*

The Rainbow Bridge Community Center*

Turning Point Recovery Center of Bennington*

Turning Point Recovery Center of Springfield

United Way, Working Bridges

Unlikely Riders

Vermont Achievement Center, Sheldon Academy*

Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports

Vermont Department for Children and Families

Vermont Family Network*

Vermont Releaf

VT Social Adventure Group*

Washington County Mental Health*

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program*

*new partner in 2023

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Thank you to our generous donors!

BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont
Cashdan/Stein Great Grandmother Fund of Vermont

Vermont Community Foundation
Common Deer
New England Federal Credit Union
NorthCountry Federal Credit Union

The Alchemist
The Charles P. Ferro Foundation
Vermont Mutual Insurance
Vermont Parks Forever Supporters
Vermont Parks Forever Board and Staff Members

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