Our Friends

Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

The Friends of the Forest Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, advances the vision of the Forest Preserve District through philanthropic endeavors. The money it collects through its fundraising efforts helps the District manage the county's prairies, woodlands and wetlands and offer educational and recreational activities countywide.

For more information about the Friends, contact the Fundraising & Development office at 630-933-7097 or [email protected]. 

 

Choose What Your Donation Supports

Designated Gift
You can specify a forest preserve, education center or program to benefit from your donation or ask the Forest Preserve District to use the money where it's needed most. 

Donate: Designated Gift

 

Priority Project
You can also select a Friends' priority project, one that the Friends and the Forest Preserve District have identified as needing special financial assistance. 

Donate: Priority Project

 

Ways to Give

You can make a tax-deductible gift one of several ways.

  • Give by cash. Please drop off at Forest Preserve District headquarters or mail to Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
  • Give by check. Make your check payable to Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, designate in the memo line where you would like to designate your gift, and mail to 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
  • Give by credit card. Please call Fundraising & Development at at 630-933-7097 or make your gift at any time online.
  • Give by stock, recurring gift, payroll deduction, or bequest (planned gift). For assistance with setting up a gift or questions, please contact Fundraising & Development at 630-933-7097 or [email protected].
  • Give in-kind through a donated item, supplies, or a piece for our collections. Please contact the Friends first before dropping off any gifts. All contributions need to be vetted through staff before acceptance, per our Gift Acceptance Policy.

Make an Impact

Please choose the way in which you would like to support the work of the Friends today!    

Donate: Designated Gift
Donate: Priority Project