$1 million awarded to community projects in Southwest Virginia

Grants from Forest CORE Fund support eight projects that protect the outdoors and increase access to open space in Roanoke, Montgomery, Giles, Franklin, and Danville.


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.


The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News has received a Get Outdoors grant from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, helping to make Mariners’ Lake accessible to everyone.



Places That Connect

Belle Meade, Rappahannock County

Kids have been enjoying the outdoor spaces at Belle Meade Farm since 1994. Day and swim camps and a Montessori School closely tied to the farm’s Community Supported Agriculture Program means there is a lot to do and explore.

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Phillips Farm, Loudoun County

The 144-acre Phillips Farm provides more than just the viewshed for the historic village of Waterford. It is also the site of a nature trail, a monarch butterfly way station, and an outdoor classroom for Loudoun County K-12 students.

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Bull Run Mountains Blog

Meet some of the people and land behind our work