New grant opportunities for public open space

VOF is making $1 million available from its Preservation Trust Fund and $250,000 from its new Get Outdoors program for projects that increase access to public open space in Virginia’s communities. The application deadline is December 18th.


acres in Virginia protected.


miles of rivers and streams.


miles of hiking and biking trails.


acres conserved every hour since 1966.

Protect Your Land

Start here if you have open space that you would like to protect with help from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

Document Library

Applications, forms, guidelines, templates, newsletters, and other publications.

Board Meetings

See the dates and locations of upcoming meetings of the Board of Trustees and board committees.

Forest CORE Grant Round for 2020 Focuses on Community-Supported Projects

VOF recently updated the Forest CORE Fund grant criteria for the 2020 Request for Proposals. $1 million is being made available for projects that connect people to forested land through recreation, conservation, restoration, and education. Successful grant proposals will show the significance of the projects to the communities in which they are located.



Places That Connect

ThunderCroft, Montgomery County

ThunderCroft’s lodging and trails nestled in a variety of habitats on the edge of the Jefferson National Forest offer visitors a “front-row seat to nature,” says owner Buck Cox.

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Portrait of a Steward

Bull Run Mountains Blog

Meet some of the people and land behind our work