Established in 2002, the Michigan Recreation and Park Association Foundation provides financial support to people and programs that work to enrich the health and well-being of all Michigan citizens through increased access to recreation and outdoor experiences. In addition, the Foundation supports ongoing professional development opportunities and recognition of parks and recreation practitioners.
The Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all people by supporting community enrichment, research, advocacy, natural resources, and professional development of parks and recreation professionals, students, and citizen advocates.
Ray Davis Sr. loved sports. An avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing, Ray was a tireless advocate for youth sports. He also believed in the value or everyone being able to enjoy the outdoors and participate in sports - regardless of ability.
The Access Fund is used to provide matching grants to support local community efforts to purchase adaptive equipment and to build accessible recreation venues across Michigan.