Mission

Mission: Florida State Parks Foundation preserves, protects, sustains and grows Florida State Parks. 

Vision: Florida State Parks are a global treasure. The Florida State Parks Foundation champions a world class system of Florida State Parks for the well-being of all. 

The Florida State Parks Foundation supports the entire Florida State Park system through programs that:

- preserve and protect state parks
- educate visitors about the value of state parks
- encourage community engagement and active use of state parks
- provide financial support to supplement state funding

In coordination with and support of the Florida Park Service, the Florida State Parks Foundation provides education, communication and support services to local citizen support organizations (CSO) to ensure the sustainability, protection, restoration and interpretation of the system of Florida State Parks.

The relationship between the Florida Park Service and the Florida State Parks Foundation is an enduring, collaborative, and complementary partnership with the shared vision to preserve, protect, and sustain the Florida State Parks; therefore, providing value added benefits to the State of Florida in its entirety.

The Florida State Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization of dedicated members and volunteers who help preserve the natural beauty and resources of the Real Florida for generations to come. It was founded in 1993 as the Friends of Florida State Parks and in 2018 the name was changed. 

Tax Identification Number: 59-3207818

DATE OF INCORPORATION: July 15, 1993 (as the Friends of Florida State Parks, Inc.)

Florida State Parks Foundation, Inc. is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

All unrestricted charitable gifts are used strategically to support top park priorities. If you have a more specific purpose in mind, please contact us to ensure that we can meet your wishes. Whether you choose to restrict a gift or not, your support will help preserve our natural and cultural environment for future generations to enjoy.

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