Our Mission

What We Do

It shall be the mission of the Palatine Park Foundation to contribute to the health and well-being of Palatine Park District residents by providing scholarship opportunities to residents with financial limitations, by assisting in funding Park District capital projects, by funding projects and events that provide physical accessibility to all, and to preserve open space throughout the Park District.

Foundation Board Members at Wine & Nine Fundraiser in 2019Palatine Park Foundation Donates to ICompete Summer Camp

Ways to Give Back to Palatine Park Foundation

Bequests, Wills, Trusts & Estates

Employer Matching

Social Media

Legacy Plaza

Living Tributes



Bequests, Wills, Trusts & Estates

Whether giving today, in memoriam or sometime in the future, leaving a true legacy is about giving back to others to enjoy the fruits of life that you have been able to enjoy! A bequest is a meaningful way to make a lasting gift and leave a positive and true legacy. The Palatine Park Foundation is a great avenue to make this legacy a reality through various means of pledging current or future assets through your will, estate, securities, real estate or retirement assets. If you would like to discuss a gift or bequest for a specific purpose we would be happy to speak with you.

For more information please call 847.496.6236 or email us and also consult with your financial adviser or legal counsel so your idea of a gift can provide the fullest value and related tax implications possible by law.


Employer Matching

Stretch and increase your donation dollars and impact by donating through a matching gift program where you work. Consult with your employer or contact the Foundation.

Organize a Fundraiser on Facebook

Create a fundraiser for Palatine Park Foundation on Facebook and share it with supporters to encourage them to help you raise money for the organization. As the organizer, you can establish the fundraising goal, length of campaign, and a personalized wall message.


Legacy Plaza

The intent of the Legacy Plaza project is to generate a beautiful plaza within a park area to recognize individuals within the community in a serene setting that is attractive and useful for various gatherings. Legacy Plaza is an avenue to honor and memorialize individuals within the community in an esteemed beautiful setting.


Living Tributes

The Palatine Park Foundation and Palatine Park District are revising the Living Tribute Program. No new tribute requests are available at this time. Updated program information will be released after June 1, 2023.

Please email ppd@palatineparks.org with any questions


Palatine Park District Partner Program

A partnership with Palatine Park District provides an affordable and effective way to attain greater visibility, generate brand awareness, and impact the community. Whether it is by providing in-kind food donations, goody bags, advertising, or monetary sponsorships, we will help you find the best fit for your business. We serve everyone from children to seniors so you can find the right sponsorship opportunity.


Palatine Park District Volunteer Program

Palatine is looking for enthusiastic individuals and groups, of all ages, who are interested in serving the community with their time and talents. Park District volunteers are vital to the success of many of our programs and events. Without your help it would be difficult to meet the needs of the community. Hours are flexible and whether you can help for many hours or only a handful, your contribution is important. We appreciate our volunteers and the time they give to the community.