Chicago Parks Foundation

Who They Are


The Chicago Parks Foundation’s mission is to build a stronger community dedicated to supporting and conserving our city’s parks. The Chicago Parks Foundation (CPF) is the official 501c3 charitable partner to the Chicago Park District. We were established as a nonprofit in 2013 to operate in a private-public partnership in support of Chicago’s parks, independent but collaborative in spirit. We convert park users and lovers to park givers and stewards. In 2017, CPF raised nearly $3 million and facilitated over $2.3 million in grants that supported Chicago parks and park programs.