Partnership for Parks

Chicago Parks Foundation + Park Advisory Councils

WHAT IS A PAC?  Park Advisory Councils (PACs) are voluntary groups of individuals who meet regularly to support the effective functioning of their local parks. PACs promote ways for the community to better utilize the Chicago Park District's programs and facilites. They raise awareness of park projects, communicate with the Park District, help find alternative funding sources for park enhancement, and host events and activities. Their work is essential! 

To learn more about PACs and to see if your local park has an existing council,
check out the Chicago Park District's website.

 
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Get involved with the Chicago Parks Foundation! 

 

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP
CPF is proud to present any interested PACs the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of our nonprofit status by joining our fiscal partnership program.

 
 

PAC CONFERENCE
The Park Advisory Council Conference hosted each February brings hundreds of PAC members together for a day full of workshops, resources, and networking. 

 
 

FOR OUR PACS
60+ PACs have selected CPF as their fiscal sponsor! Our PACs can renew their annual membership and access resources online. 

 

 

CPF's PAC Fiscal Sponsorship

 
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WHAT IS A FISCAL SPONSORSHIP?
A fiscal sponsorship allows a nonprofit organization to extend the benefits of their 501c3 legal and tax-exempt status to groups engaged in projects related to the nonprofit's mission. The Chicago Parks Foundation can serve as a fiscal sponsor to PACs, providing financial oversight and administrative support to help build the capacity of the PACs' projects. 

CPF BENEFITS

  • Free banking account with MB Financial Bank 
  • Ability to use CPF's 501c3 status to help fundraise for tax deductible gifts 
  • Use of sales tax exemption on park purchases related to PAC projects 
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon "Give Back" Program 
  • PAC event planning guidance 
  • Park-focused workshops 
  • Discounted invites to select CPF events 

Join Us!

Contact our Manager of Community Outreach, Erica Acosta, to get started. 
(312) 742-5795 • eacsota@chicagoparksfoundation.org

 

If you are an existing PAC looking to renew your annual fiscal partnership agreement, you can complete your form online here. 

 

 

PAC Resources

 

PAC Conference Materials
Missed this year's PAC Conference or want to share what you learned? You can download the PowerPoint presentations from each of the educational sessions, and even watch video from the conference here

PAC Contact List
This is a password protected list of our PAC Partners. If you are a part of our fiscal sponsorship program, please contact Erica Acosta for the password. 

 

Our PAC Partners

 

NORTH REGION
Berger
Blackhawk
California
Cedar Playlot
Chi Che Wang
Eugene Field
Evergreen
Galewood
Greater Eastlake Terrace
Gross
Indian Boundary
Juniper
Kelly Playlot
Ken-Well
Leone Beach
Loyola
Margate
Mozart
Oriole
Palmer Square
Revere
Senn
Sheil
South Lakeview
Trebes
Walsh
Welles
West Ridge Nature Preserve
Wildwood

CENTRAL REGION
Park 571 / South Branch
Park 578
Altgeld
Austin Town Hall
Douglas
Eckhart
Ellis
Garfield
Hadiya Pendleton
Jefferson Playlot
Lake Shore
Seneca
Mandrake
Mariano
Ping Tom
Smith
Stanton
Taylor-Lauridsen

SOUTH REGION
Ada
Bradley
Burnside
Carver
Cornell
Foster
Jackson
Meyering
Midway Plaisance
Ogden
Ridge
Valley Forge
West Chatham