The West Virginia State Parks Foundation Inc. is an
independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to
“preserve, protect, and enhance West Virginia State Parks by providing
leadership in communication, funding, and advocacy in partnership with
individual Park Foundations.” The Foundation was
incorporated in 1998.
Some West Virginia parks and forests have local foundations that were
created to support that park or forest. However, the majority of
parks and forests don’t have an associated “Foundation of Record” and
that’s where the statewide Foundation has a major role to play. Anyone
interested in supporting a park or forest is encouraged to make a donation
directly to the appropriate foundation. If there is no appropriate
foundation, donations can be made to the statewide Foundation and
designated to support any one or more parks or forests.
Independent foundations supporting West Virginia Parks and Forests include:
|Berkeley Springs State Park Foundation
PO Box 465
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Blennerhassett Historical Foundation
137 Juliana St.
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Cacapon Resort State Park Foundation
1772 Valley Rd.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Coopers Rock Foundation
PO Box 505
Morgantown WV 26507
Holly River State Park Foundation
512 Hodam Creek Rd.
Hacker Valley, WV 26222
|Kanawha State Forest Foundation
7500 Kanawha State Forest Dr.
Charleston, WV 25314
Mountain State RR & Logging Historical Assoc. (Cass Railroad)
6304 Kaybro St.
Laurel, MD 20707
North Bend Rails to Trails Foundation
PO Box 206
Cairo, WV 26337
North Bend State Park Foundation
PO Box 177
Harrisville, WV 26362
Prickett’s Fort Memorial Foundation
88 State Park Rd.
Fairmont, WV 26554
|Stonewall State Park Foundation
149 State Park Trail
Roanoke, WV 26447
Tomlinson Run State Park Foundation
PO Box 100
New Manchester, WV 26056
Valley Falls State Park Foundation
720 Valley Falls Rd.
Fairmont, WV 26554
Watoga State Park Foundation
4800 Watoga Park Rd.
Marlinton, WV 24954
West Virginia State Parks Foundation Accomplishments
Click here for a list of projects completed with complete or partial funding from the West Virginia State Parks Foundation.
To accomplish its mission of supporting West Virginia's State Parks,
the statewide Foundation can solicit, receive, and accept
contributions, gifts, grants, and bequests of real and personal
property. These may come from individuals, other foundations,
partnerships, associations, governmental bodies, and public and private
corporations. All Foundation funds and activities directly support West
Virginia State Parks and Forests.
Preserving a Legacy
SUPPORT and user fees fund day-to-day park operations, maintenance, and
limited capital improvements to state parks. Yet, with ever-increasing
operating costs, private support through the Foundation is critical if
we are to improve the quality of state park facilities. Importantly,
gifts received through the Foundation are used to supplement, not
replace, support from the State.
MADE to the Foundation may be designated for specific purposes,
including facilities improvement, new construction, nature programs,
endowments, or equipment purchases at specific state parks or forests
or used at the discretion of park management.
Ways to Contribute
Gifts of Cash
most common form of charitable donations. Please make your check
payable to West Virginia State Parks Foundation Inc. and return it with
the form available here. Donations can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal.
Gifts of Securities
transfer of appreciated stock to West Virginia State Parks Foundation
Inc. puts the full value of that asset to work for you and the park
system. Capital gains taxes may be avoided with this type of donation.
You may want to contact a professional advisor for legal, accounting,
and tax advice.
Gifts of Real Estate
in this form will help avoid capital taxes and realize a charitable
deduction. In the case of a personal residence you may retain the right
to live or rent the property under a special arrangement.
Gift of Life Insurance
West Virginia State Parks Foundation Inc. is made the owner and
beneficiary of a life insurance policy, donors may receive a current
income tax reduction. You may want accounting to contact a professional
advisor for legal, accounting, and tax advice.
Bequests of real or personal property take many
forms as all or part of an estate may be given to the West Virginia
State Park Foundation to be used or endowed for future needs, depending on your wishes.
Donations can be made by check, credit card, or PayPal. Click here for details.
Current Foundation Officers
Berkeley Springs WV 25411
304-258-5277 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|123 Chichester Ln, Parkersburg, WV 26104 e-mail: email@example.com
|149 State Park Trail, Roanoke WV 26447 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|6304 Kaybro St.,
301-725-5877 e-mail: email@example.com
Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and IRS Letter of Determination
here to view the Articles of
of the WVSPF (7.3 Mbyte PDF file).
Click here to view
bylaws (25 Kbyte PDF file).
Click here to view a copy of the IRS letter granting the Foundation
501(c)(3) tax-exempt status (3.6 Mbyte PDF file).
Forming a Local Foundation
Click here to go to a page outlining the general procedure for creating a new local foundation to support a West Virginia state park.
If you want more
information about the
West Virginia State Parks Foundation please send
an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our office:
West Virginia State Parks Foundation
South Charleston, WV 25303
For additional information about West Virginia's excellent State Park system go to www.wvstateparks.com.
The West Virginia State Park Superintendent's Association
is a nonprofit organization of the State's Park Superintendents that
supports the state's park system in a variety of ways. For more
information on the Association go to www.wvparksupt.com.
page last updated or
verified on July 11, 2016