The Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation — advances the Forest Preserve District's vision through philanthropic endeavors.
Our Friends' board members and District staff have identified outstanding projects requiring special financial support. Select one of the priority projects below to learn more about the project and its need.
Help Launch More Kayaking Fun!
Support the purchase of two ADA-accessible piers at Blackwell and Herrick Lake forest preserves for all ages and abilities to enjoy boating
Project Goal: $40,000 for two piers ($20,000/pier). $6,390.45 raised. 16% to goal
Help repair and refinish the Mayslake Hall central staircase, including woodwork on the staircase and balustrade and the installation of a period-appropriate runner
Project goal: $17,000. $10,025 raised. 59% to goal
Two donors will match the first $10,000 raised
The Friends welcomes gifts of any amount. You may choose to designate your gift to a particular education site, forest preserve, habitat restoration project or species-recovery program. Or your contribution can remain unrestricted, meaning it will support a cause where its needed most at the Forest Preserve District.
Thank you for choosing to support the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization! If you wish to keep your donation anonymous, please inform us of your desire and contact Fundraising & Development at 630-933-7097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.