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Giving the Gift of Parks

Why Give to the Neighborhood Parks Council?
Parks are vital to the quality of life in every neighborhood of San Francisco. A significant community asset and place of refuge, parks provide healthy recreation and social opportunities as well as a connection to the natural world. NPC is comprised of passionate park advocates who take our role seriously as the community voice for parks. For many San Franciscans, parks may be the only open space they can use. Yet, despite the critical role our parks play in our lives, public funding dwindles. NPC has more than 14 years of experience in developing ways to make scarce resources go farther and support the role park volunteers can play in sustaining our public open space.

Where does my gift/contribution go?
With less than ten people on staff, NPC effectively delivers citywide, grassroots support and expert project management to neighborhoods in need of improved access to safe and clean parks. Your contribution directly supports staff time for volunteer training, advocacy, research and coalition building.

“Neighborhood Parks Council plays a critical role in helping neighborhood activists improve our parks and playgrounds by helping us navigate the City’s halls of power. In tough budgetary times, NPC has made sure to protect, preserve, and improve San Francisco’s parkland. It is an indispensable organization for anyone who cares about quality city parks.” – Stacey Leyton, NPC Volunteer


NPC relies on the generosity of donors and volunteers to continue making a difference in our parks, and our success would not be possible without your support.  Your tax-deductible contribution will help us revitalize these shared spaces.

Pledges & Monthly Giving Program
Pledges allow donors to make ongoing gifts over a period of months or years. Payment schedules are flexible.  Monthly donations can be made online via credit card, by phone and mail.

Individual Support
Consider becoming an annual donor.  Donations provide direct and immediate support. Donations can be designated to support any of the funds below.  Click here to make your online donation today.

Sponsorship & Corporate Donations
Are you a corporation or business looking to give back to your community? Join NPC in cleaning up our open spaces through park workdays or considering sponsoring an event or become an annual sponsor.

Employer Matching Gifts
Would you like to double your gift?  Many employers match their employees’ gifts to charitable institutions.  Some companies will match the gifts of employee spouses and retired employees as well.  Inquire with your employer to see if your company has a matching gifts program.

Planned Gifts & Bequests
Please consider making NPC part of your trust, bequest, or endowment.  Planned giving also offers significant advantages including tax breaks and a potential income increase.

Stocks & Securities
Did you know we accept gifts of stock?  Donate appreciated securities including stock, bonds, and mutual funds.

Isabel Wade Advocacy Fund
This fund honors NPC’s Founding Executive Director, Isabel Wade, who stepped down to move onto new pursuits on July 1st, 2009. For more information about the fund, and to donate, please click here.

How To Donate:

To make a donation by check: Please mail checks to: Neighborhood Parks Council, 451 Hayes Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94102.  If you want your donation to support a specific fund, please be sure to indicate on the check memo.

To donate by credit card: Click the link below to make a secure credit card donation.


Please call the NPC office at 415.621.3260 with any questions.