The St. Charles Park Foundation has been created and designed to receive funds, real and personal property for charitable, scientific or educational purposes for the betterment of the Greater St. Charles area.

It is a local, independent, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) foundation authorized to accept tax deductible gifts. Contributions to the Foundation are the perfect way for you, your family and your friends to support the Greater St. Charles' heritage for generations to come.

It is the intent of the Foundation to aid and encourage the St. Charles Park District, a special purpose governmental unit, in the acquisition, conservation, preservation, development of lands and operation of recreational programs and activities within the Counties of Kane and DuPage.

With regard to the use of funds and properties received and accepted by the Foundation, the Trustees will recognize and follow specific request or suggestions presented by the donor.

Currently, the Park Foundation is raising money for its Dog Memorial Project.

Annually, the Foundation seeks donations to support the District's Financial Aid Program and offers a Memorial Program for the purchase of trees and benches to be placed in various park sites as a beautiful way to honor a loved one, mark an anniversary or special occasion and/or recognize an event or significant achievement.

The Foundation actively pursues sponsorship for the annual magnificent and free Sculpture in the Park exhibit and supports the activities, education and animal care at the  Hickory Knolls Discovery Center and the historic Primrose Farm.