The South Bend Parks Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  Contributions and/or donations from individuals or business entities are tax deductible according to IRS guidelines.

The South Bend Parks Foundation was created in December 2010 with its sole mission to “Provide resources to build community through people, parks and programs,” in support of the South Bend Parks & Recreation.  The Foundation was created to establish a community-led organization that will ensure that the long-term legacy of South Bend Parks & Recreation will forever remain an integral part of our community.

The Foundation was established through the vision of Mr. Phillip St. Clair, Executive Director of South Bend Parks & Recreation, and with the support of community leadership.

Organizationally, the Foundation is a unique entity, separate and unrelated to the City of South Bend, and only related to the city through the foundation’s mission.