I Can Tell that We are Going to be Friends

By partnering with us, you can make a difference in Des Moines now and for future generations. There are many ways to support and no matter the size, your gift makes a BIG difference!

DONATE 

Become an Outsider to give where you live and support where you play!  Your stewardship will ensure our thriving park system continues to meet the needs of visitors for generations to come.

 MEMORIAL GIFTS

Honor and remember a loved one with a memorial gift in their name. You may use the link below to complete an online donation or mail a check to our offices. 

MEMORIAL BENCH PROGRAM

Dedicating a park bench is a beautiful way to honor a loved one for all park visitors to enjoy - all the while supporting the Foundation, enhancing the park system, and leaving a lasting memory.

SUPPORT A PROJECT

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Help us preserve and improve our system for future outsiders.  We support multiple projects throughout the year, including swim lessons, special events, trail improvements and park renovations.  Read more about our 2020 project list and ways you can support them.

LEAVE A LEGACY

Include the Des Moines Parks Foundation in your estate plan.

For more than one hundred years Des Moines has benefited from a legacy of park visionaries. Be a part of preserving that legacy by naming the Parks Foundation a beneficiary of your estate or trust. Your gift will sustain the park system’s excellence and ensure quality service and programming for future generations. Please let us know of your plans. We would like to be able to thank you.

Additional Information

To talk about your planned giving options, please contact:

Sarah Lohmeier
Executive Director
515-770-4064
sarah@friendsofdmparks.org

DONOR ADVISED FUND (DAF)

The Friends of Des Moines Parks is a certified 501(c)3 organization. We encourage grants from donor advised funds, and are eager to customize and coordinate with many specific donor goals.   Please contact Sarah Lohmeier. (sarah@friendsofdmparks.org)

Des Moines Community Foundation Fundholders:

EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS

You can double or even triple your gift. Many employers (big & small) match your donation! Please contact your HR department to see if your company matches donations.

The Friends of Des Moines Parks is a certified 501(c)3 organization and qualifies for most employer matching programs.

THIRD PARTY GIVING OPTIONS

Shopping on Amazon? Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and choose the Friends of Des Moines Parks as your supporting charity. We’ll receive 0.5% of your eligible purchases!

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