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.
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:
free state park visits in 2023
to Vermonters who are underrepresented in the outdoors.
will work with
community organizations in 2023
with recipients in
every Vermont County
years or Park Access
programming in 2023
increased funding by
since 2016 thanks to our
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*
Lamoille County Mental Health*
Laraway Backpack Program
NCSS, Inc - School Based Autism Program
Northeast Disabled Athletic Association
Outdoor Asian VT*
Outdoor Family Weekend through UVM Extension
Parent Child Center of NCSS
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
Vermont Achievement Center, Sheldon Academy*
Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports
Vermont Department for Children and Families
Vermont Family Network*
VT Social Adventure Group*
Washington County Mental Health*
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program*
*new partner in 2023
Thank you to our generous donors!
BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont
Cashdan/Stein Great Grandmother Fund of Vermont
Vermont Community Foundation
New England Federal Credit Union
NorthCountry Federal Credit Union
The Charles P. Ferro Foundation
Vermont Mutual Insurance
Vermont Parks Forever Supporters
Vermont Parks Forever Board and Staff Members