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Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation

The 501c3 Partner of Glen Ellyn Park District

Founded in 2015, the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation is the charitable arm of the Glen Ellyn Park District and raises funds for people, projects, and parks. Donations received enable the Foundation to achieve its mission of assisting the Glen Ellyn Park District in preserving open space, improving Park District assets, and funding scholarships to enrich the lives of people in our community.

Your Support is the Foundation of Our Future

Through a gift to the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation, you can make an impact on the lives of members of the Glen Ellyn community. Whether your gift is $25 or $250, each contribution makes a difference. Examples of areas you can impact include:

  • Ensuring the sustainability of our parks, trails, and green spaces
  • Making the dream of playing football, soccer, or attending camp a reality for a child
  • Providing inclusion and the joy of parks for everyone
  • Contributing to the health and well-being of Glen Ellyn Park District residents
  • Enriching our community by adding amenities to parks and facilities

Ways to Donate / Give

The simplest way to contribute to the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation is through cash gifts. Creative gifts of assets can also include stocks, bonds, real estate, and personal property. All donations received are tax deductible as charitable contributions.

Donate to the Scholarship Fund Online:
Click here to make your donation!

Donate by Mail:
Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks
P.O. Box 2402, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138

Fundraising Events & More

Each year, the Foundation hosts events, raffles, and more to benefit the scholarship fund. The proceeds from these events support at-risk Glen Ellyn resident families by providing full or partial funding for recreational programs for those in need.

Get Involved

The Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks is currently seeking interested community members to serve on the Foundation’s Board. For more information on how you can help advance the Foundation’s mission, please call (630) 858-2462. We look forward to hearing from you!

Mission & Vision Statements


The Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks provide opportunities for the preservation of open space, the improvement of existing Park District assets, and the development of recreational resources including funding scholarship opportunities to enable all residents to participate in Park District programs regardless of economic situations.


To provide an opportunity for individuals and businesses to partner with the Glen Ellyn Park District through donations, fundraising, grants, planned giving, and community outreach.

Board Meetings

April 26, 20236:30pmSpring Avenue Recreation CenterView
January 18, 20236:30pmSpring Avenue Recreation CenterViewView
September 7, 20226:30pmSpring Avenue Recreation CenterViewView
May 18, 20227:30pmSpring Avenue Recreation CenterViewView
March 16, 20227:30pmSpring Avenue Recreation CenterViewView
January 12, 20227:30pmSpring Avenue Recreation CenterViewView
October 27, 20217pmSpring Avenue Recreation CenterViewView
August 10, 20217pmSpring Avenue Recreation CenterViewView
February 18, 20206pmSpring Avenue Recreation CenterView