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YOUR DONATION helps ensure the parks in our city remain accessible, equitable and serving everyone.

Every Gift Counts

Your gift of any amount to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation helps an independent, donor-supported nonprofit that believes parks have the power to connect us, heal us, and make us whole.

Give Your Way

Discover the many ways you can support your parks, including planned and DAF giving, employer matching funds, and sponsorship.

Support Our Capital Campaign

Visionary parks lovers are making a difference by helping to restore greenspace throughout the city, and especially on our Mississippi Riverfront. Your gift makes a difference in how millions of residents and visitors experience Minneapolis.

Community Profile: John Flavin

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting parks through their involvement with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. We’re inspired by the people who care for and use our parks and we want to recognize the many individuals and organizations who...

Meet David-Earl Russell, 2020 Intern from the McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement

David-Earl Russell and Elijah Henderson are interning with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation this summer as part of their education at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement at St. John’s University. We invited them to share their...

Meet Elijah Henderson, 2020 Intern from the McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement

Elijah Henderson and David-Earl Russell are interning with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation this summer as part of their education at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement at St. John’s University. We invited them to share their...
Doug and Nancy Verdier

Community Profile: Doug and Nancy Verdier

This month we welcome Doug and Nancy Verdier’s park story to the blog. Doug and Nancy have been supporting the Parks Foundation since 2008. We are grateful for long-time donors like them. Their support has also included critical volunteer work including Doug...

Community Profile: Mohamed Mohamed is Swimming for Life

Mohamed Mohamed became aware of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board during his freshman year in high school, when one of our aquatic supervisors came to his school to recruit staff for the summer...

Community Profile: Paying it Forward, with Bill W.

A new endowment fund is just one of the ways the Minneapolis Parks Foundation is working to serve a city of parks-lovers. Where will your money do the most good after you’re gone? “Like most people, I hadn’t really thought about that question too much,” says Bill W.,...

Community Profile: Camille Burke

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting parks through their involvement with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. We’re inspired by the people who care for and use our parks and we want to recognize the many individuals and organizations who...

Community Profile: Jasmine Russell

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting parks through their involvement with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. We’re inspired by the people who care for and use our parks and we want to recognize the many individuals and organizations who...

IRA Charitable Distributions – A Great Way to Give

It’s that time of year again when many are thinking about ways to give to favorite charitable organizations. For donors who are 70 1/2 or older, a great way to give is by directing your IRA distribution to a non-profit like the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. The...

Community Profile: Cris Nelson

We regularly highlight members of our community who are supporting Minneapolis parks through their involvement with the Parks Foundation. We are inspired by the people who care for and use our parks and we want to recognize the many individuals and organizations who...

Connect With Us!

To talk about your planned, major, or multi-year giving options, please contact:

Jennifer Downham
Chief Development Officer
612.822.3401

To talk about your annual or sustaining gift, or other ways to show your support, please contct:

Christine Moir
Annual Fund & Events Manager
612.354.7513