About the Foundation
Thanks to resounding public support, Metroparks Toledo has grown into one of the best loved systems in the country while demonstrating a commitment to effectively stewarding our natural and financial resources. In a time of high demand for tax resources, the Metroparks Toledo Foundation provides the path to additional financial support by building strong public-private partnerships with park lovers across the Toledo area and beyond.
The Metroparks Toledo Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit foundation, was established in the 1970s as the Citizens for Metroparks Foundation in order to secure private funding to supplement dollars raised by a public land levy to establish Wildwood Metropark. To this day, the success of this effort provides a powerful example of the potential of strong public-private partnerships.
In 2017, the Foundation was relaunched and renamed the Metroparks Toledo Foundation with the intent to reignite the spirit of public-private partnership and philanthropy in support of our great park system.
The Path to the Future
As a Metroparks Foundation Supporter, you will continue to lead the way in improving access to our community’s natural spaces and ensuring their preservation.
The Metroparks Toledo Foundation helps advance the mission and vision of the Metroparks through:
Awareness—sharing the importance of the Metroparks story and vision with others
Partnerships—encouraging the development of strong, strategic partnerships with individuals, corporations, foundations and other community organizations
Resources—providing financial support for the development of new parks and park experiences that would not otherwise be possible
Ultimately, the foundation provides people with more ways to connect to nature and enhance life in our region.
The National Association of Park Foundations is the trusted national leader in providing knowledge, skills and capacity to local park foundations, volunteers and other citizens who work to enhance and strengthen park systems in their communities.