Educational Institutions

Virginia Forestry Educational Foundation

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.vfef.net

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Virginia Forestry Educational Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

ruling year

1962

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

Mr. John D. Farmer

Keywords

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conservation, education, natural resource scholarships, wise environmental management

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EIN

54-6031332

 Number

4776893633

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Major supporter of Project Learning Tree which is recognized as one of the premier environmental programs in the world. This program educates some 800 teachers on the wise use of our natural resources. Major provider of funds to employ forestry interns at 4-H Centers through out the Commonwealth and to provide funds for awards to recognize outstanding students and adult volunteers. Supports "Trees to Products" which is designed to provide teachers with factual information about Virginia's hardwood forests and the management practices that enhance wildlife habitat recreational opportunities and water quality. Provide funds for donor directed scholarships to students at Virginia Tech.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Virginia Forestry Educational Programs

Our programs include: Project Learning TreeAwards and Recognition for 4-H ForestryInternships for 4-H CentersHoliday Lake Forestry CampSAF Trees to Products

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$29,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Funding Needs

Additional donations to support the educational programs. More volunteers to work with educational programs. More effort and support in southwest Virginia. Additional high quality applicants for scholarships. More qualified persons to serve on the Board.

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VIRGINIA FORESTRY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Virginia Forestry Educational Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. John D. Farmer

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"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."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. John D. Farmer Jr.

Retired

Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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