Donate to the Foundation

Funds that are not earmarked for a special project help the Foundation direct money where it is most needed to support and raise awareness for the parks. These funds also support the Foundation’s staff, website, and other operations, allowing us to raise funds for the Endowment and parks projects in the future. You can designate your donation as 'unrestricted' in the form below.

Donate to a Special Project

When you donate, you can designate your donation for any of our ongoing Special Projects, like Accessible Piers or the E-Way Model Restoration. This ensures that your funds go directly toward the project that may be near and dear to your heart. Check the box next to the project you'd like to support on our online donation form.

Donate to the Endowment

When you donate, you can designate your donation for any of our ongoing Special Projects, like Accessible Piers or the E-Way Model Restoration. This ensures that your funds go directly toward the project that may be near and dear to your heart. Check the box next to the project you'd like to support on our online donation form.

Give a Legacy Gift

We work with the Madison Community Foundation to help people who are committed to the Dane County Parks leave a lasting legacy. Legacy gifts can have an extraordinary impact on the growth of the Foundation and allow us to support our Parks in perpetuity. If you are interested in giving a legacy gift, please contact us.

There are many ways you can help.

Your donations help the Foundation fund special projects in our Dane County Parks and provide grants to local Friends groups for their volunteer efforts. You can also donate your time by becoming a volunteer. Our volunteers put in thousands of hours of work every year so that our parks can provide enjoyment for all, for generations to come.

Volunteering Opportunities

Make a general donation