Virginia Land Conservation Foundation Updated:08/2022

In 1999, the General Assembly and the governor established the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation to help fund protection of the Old Dominion's wildlife, nature landscapes resources.

Grants are awarded to help fund the purchase of permanent conservation easements, open spaces and parklands, lands of historic or cultural significance, farmlands and forests, and natural areas. State agencies, local governments, public bodies and registered (tax-exempt) nonprofit groups are eligible to receive matching grants from the foundation.

The foundation manages the Virginia Land Conservation Fund, which gets funding from the state's annual budget.  The Virginia Land Conservation Fund receives funding from the state’s annual budget. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation provides staff and administrative support. An interagency taskforce reviews and recommends grant applications to the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation. Grant awards are based on applications for 50% or less of total project costs (state agencies may receive 100%) pursuant to specific criteria defined in each category.

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Contact Virginia Land Conservation Foundation

600 E. Main St.
24th Floor
Richmond, VA  23219
Phone: 804-371-5218

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Virginia