Bend Park & Recreation Foundation raises private funds to provide low income children, families and adults with financial support as recreation scholarships for Bend Park & Recreation District programs. The Foundation’s goal is to reduce barriers to participation in recreation programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, promote self-confidence and teach life-long lessons. Scholarships are awarded through Bend Park & Recreation District’s needs based assistance program and are offered to support children, families, adults and people with disabilities.
When you “Give Play”, your donation directly supports people in our community with participating in recreation programs. Bend Park and Recreation District allocates more than $250,000 each year in financial assistance for children, families and adults to participate in swim lessons, play on a sports team, be part of safe, active after school programs, participate in exercise and healthy activities, and to learn and be part of the community.
Support BPRD Programs & Projects
Donations to Bend Park & Recreation Foundation can provide direct support to many of the programs and projects that matter to you.
Contributions can be made through Paypal on this page.
Your donation makes a difference and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Create a legacy of parks & recreation into the future
Your gift can support parks & recreation opportunities today and into the future.
Bend Park & Recreation Foundation has established an endowment with Oregon Community Foundation called the Access for All Fund. The goal of this fund is to ensure that everyone will always have the opportunity to participate in recreation programs. The fund was established to grow private donations to someday provide non-tax supported funding for needs based assistance, providing the resources for people to play.
Donations that create a legacy can include cash donations, estate bequests, life insurance, charitable remainder trusts, gifts from IRA accounts and appreciated assets. Your financial advisor is the best source for information on how your gift can support your financial goals today and provide benefit to the Bend Park & Recreation Foundation into the future. Please contact us for more information and if you are considering including parks and recreation in your financial and estate plans.
For more information, contact:
Community Engagement Supervisor
Email Kim Johnson