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! Search a full list of existing PACs here.
Our PAC Program
We are here to help YOU succeed! Interested in working with us? Call (312) 742-4288 to learn more and get started.
CPF Fiscal Sponsorship
A fiscal sponsorshop allows a nonprofit organization (that's us) to extend the benefits of our legal, tax-exempt status to groups engaged in projects related to the non-profit's mission (that's the PACs!). The Chicago Parks Foundation is proud to present any interested PACs the opportunity to join our fiscal sponsorship program.
- Free MB Financial Bank account
- Ability to use CPF's 501c3 status to help fundraise for tax deductible gifts
- Use of sales tax exemption on purchases related to PAC projects
- Bank of America Chicago Marathon "Give Back" program
- PAC event planning guidance, workshops, and administrative support
The Park Advisory Council Conference co-hosted with the Chicago Park District each February brings hundreds of PAC members together for a day full of workshops, resources, and networking. Joins us!
TOOLS & 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!
Other questions? Give us a call at (312) 742-4288 or email email@example.com. We're happy to help find a solution!
Our PAC Partners
Chi Che Wang
Greater Eastlake Terrace
West Ridge Nature Preserve
Park 571 / South Branch
Austin Town Hall