Get Outdoors

Established in 2020, the Virginia’s Outdoors Foundation’s Get Outdoors (GO) program provides grants for projects that increase equitable access to safe open space in Virginia’s communities. Some examples of costs that can be covered include planning, capacity building, and infrastructure. The intent of the program is to serve as a flexible, adaptable tool to be used to address communities’ needs.

VOF is seeking proposals for projects that increase equitable access to safe open space in Virginia’s communities, especially those that are underserved. We recently closed our latest grant round and will announce the next round later this year. Please use the form below to sign up for email updates.

GO grants may be awarded to state, local, regional, or tribal government entities, educational institutions, or non-profit organizations registered as tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Service code, https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/exempt-organization-types. Federal governmental entities, for-profit entities, and individuals are not eligible at this time.

A dollar amount for the next grant round will be posted later this year. Please use the form below to receive email updates.

We may provide funding for studies, planning, concept development, capacity building, and infrastructure to enable safe use of or access to public open space, as well as for land acquisition. Projects that seek to acquire or convey an interest in real estate (such as land acquisition, easement protection, lease agreement, or a right of way) should consider applying for a grant from VOF’s Preservation Trust Fund program.

The current grant round has ended. Please use the form below to receive email updates about future application deadlines. You may also contact us with any questions about the application process or eligibility of your project.

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