The mission of the Chicago Parks Foundation is to build a stronger community dedicated to supporting and conserving parks in Chicago.

Guiding us in our mission are our core principles:

  • Collaborating with individuals, corporations, foundations, and community organizations to support Chicago parks and better understand and prioritize community needs and resources
  • Providing relevant and purposeful programming
  • Celebrating donors and volunteers
  • Measuring success with transparent metrics

To bring families together

and keep children safe

To promote healthy,

active lifestyles

To preserve Chicago’s

urban green space


The Chicago Park District with the support of the Chicago Parks Foundation would not be able to provide the communities of Chicago world class parks and programing opportunities without our committed partners. We thank them along with all of our generous donors for their ongoing commitment to maintaining our Chicago parks for all Chicago community members at all socioeconomic levels. Here are the partners that generously give to the Chicago Parks Foundation: