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The outdoors are for everyone.

That's why our Parks Access Fund grants free park passes to thousands 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

Park Access Fund grant applications are closed at this time.

Interested community groups can email us to be put on a notification list for next year.

The Parks Access Fund:

will provide


free state park visits in 2024
to Vermonters who are underrepresented in the outdoors.

will work with


community organizations in 2024
with recipients 
every Vermont County



years or Park Access
programming in 2024

increased days granted by


since 2016 thanks to our
generous donors

Park Access Grantees

2024 Park Access Grantees

Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes

Boys and GirlsClub of Rutland County

Celebrate Recovery*

Champlain Community Services

Clara Martin Center

Come Alive Outside

Divided Sky Foundation*

East Meadow School*

EDD Adaptive Sports

Experience Literacy

Howard Center

Hyde Park Elementary Summer Program*

Lamoille County Mental Health Services

Laraway Youth & Family Services

Little Rivers Health Care*

Mary Johnson Children's Center*

MENTOR Vermont

NCSS Academy of Learning

NCSS, Inc - School Based Autism Program

Northeast Disabled Athletic Association

NFI Vermont - Cornerstone School*

Northeast Family Institute - Turning Points*

ONE Arts Inc.*

Reach Up

Rutland County Parent Child Center*

Rutland Mental Health Services*

Sd Associates LLC*

Spectrum Youth & Family Services

Springfield Area Parent Child Center

Sunrise Family Resource Center*

The DREAM Program

The Janet S Munt Family Room

Turning Point Center of Franklin County*

Turning Point Center of Bennington VT

Unlikely Riders

Upper Valley Services*

Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports

Vermont Department for Children and Families

Vermont Family Support Workers*

Vermont Works for Women*

VT Releaf Collective

*new partner in 2024

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Thank you to our generous donors!

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

Chroma Technology 
Common Deer

Mascoma Bank
New England Federal Credit Union
NorthCountry Federal Credit Union
Price Chopper's Golub Foundation


The Alchemist

The Charles P. Ferro Foundation

The Road West Traveled, LLC

Timber & Stone, LLC

Ursa Major Natural Care

Vermont Electric Cooperative

Vermont Mutual Insurance

Vermont Parks Forever Supporters
Vermont Parks Forever Board and Staff Members

Adaptive Beach Access

The Park Access Fund is getting people into the state parks, and the new Beach Access Initiative will get more people into the water! With the help of generous donors, Vermont Parks Forever will purchase four new beach access wheelchairs for use in Vermont's state parks. When a beach access wheelchair is available for visitors, the benefits are clear: more people are able to experience the mental and physical health improvements gained by spending time in nature.


Thank you to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the Northeast Kingdom Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation for funding beach access wheelchairs in 2024!

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