The National Association of Park Foundations (NAPF) is dedicated exclusively to building the capacity of park foundations and friends groups.  NAPF Members have access to a wide variety of resources tailored to helping build, grow and strengthen Park Foundations.  A summary of these resources is listed below.  For more information please contact NAPF Executive Director Donald Ortale at or by phone at 630-965-1000.

Electronic Resources
  • NAPF Membership listing by state with contact information

  • NAPF quarterly electronic member newsletter

  • Members only toolbox providing guidance and examples on key topics like:​

    • Strategic Planning

    • Annual Report Creation

    • Board Development

    • Fundraising and Fund Development

    • Grants and Grant Making

    • Legacy Programs

    • Marketing and Communications

    • Memorandums of Understanding

    • Startup Strategies

    • Volunteer Recruitment, Training and Management

  • Discounted access to NAPF organized workshops, seminars and conferences and FREE access to numerous webinars and member roundtable discussions.

Individualized Resources
  • Access to NAPF expert staff and consultants

  • Networking with other NAPF members

  • Discounted advisory services and contracts to guide your Foundation through:

    • Foundation formation including legal requirements, startup documentation, board recruitment, etc.

    • Fundraising strategies including private gifts and grants​

    • Foundation investments

    • Tax and legal issues

    • Event production

    • Public relations 

    • and More!


The NAPF has helped numerous Foundations start, build and grow! Let us help you too!

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