The Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund helps Pennsylvanians make lasting improvements to our communities. This year, the Keystone celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Join the 20th Anniversary celebration on Facebook!
For two decades, the Keystone Fund has consistently delivered tangible and lasting results:
Established in 1993 with an overwhelmingly approved voter referendum, a 48-0 vote in the Pennsylvania Senate and a 196-3 vote in the House, the Keystone Fund automatically receives 15% of the State's realty transfer tax. This regular revenue has effectively and efficiently created permanent and lasting assets for the people of Pennsylvania, improving the livability of our communities and providing irreplaceable recreational and educational opportunities to all.
Each dollar of Keystone Fund community grants typically leverages more than two dollars in direct private and local investments in our parks, trails, community green spaces and libraries. These investments in turn generate hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity, ranging from recreational purchases and wages to increased values of properties.
The PA Keystone Fund has served as an important partner with residents and our municipalities - matching the state fundshas challenged local officials to work together to fund these important "legacy" projects as a region. We look forward to continued partnerships with PA DCNR and the Keystone Fund as the region works to develop the planned facilities on those new regional parks."