The mission of the Virginia Forestry Educational Foundation is to financially support state wide youth education promoting sustainable forests for the environmental, social and economic benefit of all Virginians.
The Virginia Forestry Educational Foundation was formed over 50 years ago to be operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. No part of its earnings can go to the benefit of an individual or director; it cannot engage in carrying on propaganda or attempt to influence legislation or participate in any political campaign.
The educational programs supported by the Foundation advocate many of the positive benefits of healthy, sustainable forests. A few of the benefits are as follows: healthy forests help moderate climate extremes; reduce erosion; improve water quality; and provide many products we use in every day life. At the local level healthy forests support jobs for local loggers, sawmill workers and other vital parts of the local community.
Our goal is to reach all segments of the community with the latest information about the wise use of our natural resources. Project Learning Tree instructs teachers (K -12) on modern forestry and environmental programs so they may return to the classroom and impart this to the students. The 4-H Program teaches students about recommended forestry practices, tree identification and environmental information. The Scholarship Program attracts quality students to College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech.
The past years have been good ones for the Foundation, despite the economic hardships experienced by many in the forests products industry. We are confident the programs supported by the Foundation will provide for a bright future in the forestry industry which includes individuals, businesses and communities associated with it.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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