Who is the Park Foundation?

The South Bend Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011 to support the South Bend Parks and Recreation Department.  The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and seeks to raise funds to support the City of South Bend Venues Parks & Arts programming, special events, facility development, land acquisitions, and community awareness campaigns. The Foundation is a seperate entity from the City of South Bend and VPA.  Contributions and/or donations from individuals or business entities are tax deductible according to IRS guidelines.  

Park Foundation's Mission  

To provide resources that will help build and strengthen the City of South Bend through people, parks, and programs.