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Below, you will find the answers to common questions when it comes to memberships. If you have a question not listed below, be sure to contact us.
What is the Pennsylvania Parks Fund?
The PPF is a fiscally sponsored project of the Social Good Fund, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We raise funds to fund all parks throughout Pennsylvania.
What does fiscally sponsored mean?
Fiscal Sponsorship is a formal arrangement in which a 501(c)(3) public charity sponsors a project that my lack exempt status. It allows the project to seek tax deductible donations and grants under the sponsors exempt status.
Are membership dues tax deductible?
Yes, tax deductible to fullest extent of the law
How long are memberships valid?
Typically, memberships are valid for one year. But since we are getting a later start this year, Introductory memberships will be valid until December 2020. All memberships are valid until December of that year.
Why was PPF divided into districts?
We created it this way because it makes managing memberships and fulfilling grant requests easier.
What happens if a district doesn’t have enough funds to cover requests?
In that event, we may take a small portion of larger districts to help the smaller districts out. However, that is only if the larger district has extra funds. We will simply not be able to help every park every year.
Is there a limit to how much funding a park can request?
At the moment, no. However, in the future, once we have a better idea on membership enrollments, we may cap limits.
How much of my donation will actually go towards the parks?
Our goal is a minimum of 85 cents on every dollar.
Aren’t parks funded by the government? Why do we need PPF?
For the most part, yes. Unfortunately, many parks don’t receive nearly enough funding which is why PPF was created.
Does PPF have any volunteer opportunities?
Currently, no. However, if you would like to volunteer at a particular park, we can get you in contact with the correct person.
I hear membership comes with perks. How do I learn more about them?
When you go to your district membership page, you will see a link to our membership benefits program.
When should I expect my membership gifts to arrive?
Calendars are sent out early December of each year. Magazine Subscriptions are processed within a three business days of receiving the order. Please note that magazine subscriptions should begin arriving to your mailbox within four to eight weeks or selecting your free magazine(s.) T-Shirts, Hoodies and Watches should arrive within two to four weeks of joining or renewing your membership. Our supplier processes orders from us twice a month (the 1st and 15th.)
Tell me more about the PPF Plant A Tree Program
For every membership sold, PPF will plant a tree at a park or forest in PA. If a local park within your district needs trees, the trees will be planted in your district. Otherwise, the trees will be planted somewhere within Pennsylvania. More memberships equals more trees. Our partner and supplier, Saturn Rewards has also agreed to plant trees. Continue reading to learn more.
Who is Saturn Rewards?
Saturn Rewards supplies PPF with merchandise. They provide the calendars, magazines, clothing, etc. They have also committed to planting a tree for every item that is sold on their online store. PPF members also receive exclusive discounts to items within the Saturn Rewards catalog. And best part of all, Saturn Rewards is donating 35% of their profits to PPF. Through Saturn Rewards, we are getting the best deal out there. Be sure to show your support of them.
What is Tickets At Work?
Tickets At Work allows us to reward members of PPF who sign up for $50 membership or higher. Through this program, members of PPF save at amusement parks, hotels, discounted movie tickets, music concerts, water parks, rental cars and online shopping discounts. For instance, you can save up to 60% at amusement parks. That’s a pretty sweet deal. Through Tickets At Work, you save nationwide. There are pretty much saving opportunities everywhere you go in the great USA.
How many parks are in Pennsylvania?
There are 121 state parks in PA. But when you add up all the parks in PA, all parks from national, state, county to city, boro and township, there are approximately 6100 parks. No matter where you go in PA, there is a park in need of being explored.
How many forests are in Pennsylvania?
There are 20 state forests in PA and 1 national forest.
I still have questions. How do I contact you?
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