Make a Donation

Beautiful parks make life better for everyone in the community. When you give to the Naperville Park District, you help ensure that future generations will have access to nature and community recreation.    

Donations can range from a simple cash gift to support the Fee Assistance Program to bequests, property donations, grants from a donor advised fund or larger cash gifts to help fund a new park or program.    

To support the Fee Assistance Program or other current needs, it's easy to

Learn more about the Naperville Park District Fee Assistance Program here

Charitable contributions to the Naperville Park District are tax-deductible if used for the public good per IRS Publication 526, page 2, Types of Qualified Organizations, section 5.                                                              

In the past, major gifts to the Park District have supported a canoe launch, trail and picnic shelter at Pioneer Park, the Rothermel Family Pickleball Courts at Frontier Sports Complex and the Frank Rus Preserve, which is a land donation of nearly 40 acres of woodlands adjacent to Knoch Knolls Park.

In addition, donations from the community have helped hundreds of kids and adults enjoy and benefit from recreation during times of financial need through the Fee Assistance Program.  

If you would like to discuss an idea for contributing toward a park improvement or program, please contact Sue Stanish, Director of Finance at 630-848-3514 or at Naperville Park District staff would be happy to talk with you about your suggestions and ideas, no matter the size or scope.

If you would like to mail your contribution, please address it to:

Naperville Park District
320 West Jackson Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540

Our FEIN number is 36-2659286.


Did you know that Naperville Park District is eligible to receive grants from donor advised funds? Donor advised funds allow donors to make an irrevocable gift to a charitable organization that sponsors a donor advised fund program, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then have the flexibility to make grants from the fund to qualified organizations of their choice. Learn more about donor advised funds here.


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A charitable bequest is a gift made typically through a will or trust. It is one of the easiest and most flexible ways that you can leave a gift to the Naperville Park District that will make a lasting impact.  

A few examples of Bequests include:

Percentage bequest – make your gift equal to a percentage of your estate
Specific bequest – make a gift of a specific dollar amount or a specific asset
Residual bequest – make a gift from the balance or residue of your estate
Contact Sue Stanish, Director of Finance, for more information.

If you already have designated a bequest in your will to the Naperville Park District, please let us know by sending an email to Sue Stanish, Director of Finance at or calling 630-848-3514.

Thank you for considering the Naperville Park District. Your gift will benefit the community while leaving a meaningful legacy.