chicago parks foundation’s
Partnership for Parks:
Fiscal Partnership for Advisory Councils
What is a fiscal partnership?
A fiscal partnership allows a nonprofit organization to extend the benefits of our tax-exempt status to groups engaged in projects related to the nonprofit’s mission.
Free MB Financial Bank account
Use of CPF’s 501c3 status to fundraise for tax deductible gifts for park projects
Use of sales tax exemption on park project purchases
Collaborative workshops & networking opportunities
Resources & e-newsletter
All are welcome! The Chicago Parks Foundation’s Partnership for Parks Program is now extended to all Chicago Park District Park Advisory Councils, Dog Park Advisory Councils, and Community Garden Advisory Councils.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. You do not need to be a newly formed Advisory Council to join our program. The Chicago Parks Foundation also provides services to Advisory Councils who have their own 501c3 status.
To learn more and get started, contact:
Outreach & Fiscal Partnership Coordinator
What is AN ADVISORY COUNCIL?
Park Advisory Councils (PACs) are voluntary groups of individuals who meet regularly to support the effective functioning of their local parks. Advisory Councils can also be formed for Chicago Park District dog parks and community gardens.
PACs promote ways for the community to better utilize the Chicago Park District's programs and facilities. 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! Search a full list of existing PACs here.
2019 PAC Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
CONNECTING COMMUNITIES AWARD
The Connecting Communities Award is designed to spread positive, productive park energy and foster a lasting community presence within Chicago parks. The award will be presented to one Park Advisory Council (PAC) in each region (North, Central, South) to support a community event, program, or project within their park. Events or programs should be non-denominational and inclusive of the entire community. We welcome unique and thoughtful ideas in order for PACs to bring their parks to life!
For Our Park Partners
As a member of our Partnership for Parks program, we grant you access to this portal of tools and resources.
This is a password protected page. Please contact us if you need assistance.