History of the Foundation
Established in 2007 by the Hampshire Township Park District Board of Commissioners, the Hampshire Park District Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 Corporation. As such, it is an independent non-governmental organization founded to support, accept and distribute funds for the capital development of present park district facilities, for the advancement of park district programs and to hold and convey land for future development of public parks.
The Foundation is structured to accept funding for either specific programs or general current project needs. As such, all residents can participate in foundation giving. Small donations and in-kind gifts are evidence of community pride. Large donations that are earmarked for capital improvements leave a lasting legacy and stretch tax dollars.
Benefits of Donating
- Make a tax-deductible personal or corporate contribution to the Hampshire Park District Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.
- Bequeath land, property, cash or securities. Your bequest will help to assure that future generations will enjoy the green of open space.
- Purchase a living memorial of a tree to planted in a park in a location you choose for future generations to enjoy.
- Help improve the parks through purchasing a bench, add landscaping, or install a park sign.
- Give the gift of your time by volunteering to help the Foundation accomplish its goals and missions.
Contact the Foundation
Check donations should be payable to the Hampshire Park District Foundation and mail to 390 South Ave., PO Box 953, Hampshire, IL 60140.
Have more questions?
Projects in our Community
Why fundraise for a playground? Doesn't the Park District collect taxes for this?
The Hampshire Township Park District does not collect taxes for Capital Improvement Projects, which includes playground construction and park improvements. Playground construction is typically completed through Impact Fees, which are given to the Park District by the Village of Hampshire only if the Park District's request for funds is approved. The playground at Seyller was nearing the end of its useful life, which means that it was expected to be removed in the next 2-3 years. In anticipation of this, the Foundation raised money for a new playground for our littlest park goers!