Parkways Foundation was created in 1994 as an avenue to raise private funds for projects within the Chicago Park District (CPD) for the enrichment of the physical and cultural landscape of Chicago’s neighborhoods. Their scope includes, but is not limited to, the needs of children and families as well as historic preservation. The foundation offers grant opportunities to community garden groups registered with the Park District. Parkways also works to raise needed funds for the growth and enhancement of educational programs and camps in our neighborhoods.
Working in partnership with the board of directors, private donors, foundations and corporations, Parkways is able to provide support for projects that may not otherwise get funded in a timely manner.