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The Forest Preserve District's Sponsorships and Donations Program minimizes our reliance on tax dollars and builds partnerships within the community. We seek support for our events, programs and capital projects through grants, sponsorships and donations. This funding allows us to provide the very best services for the residents of Will County.

Please consider supporting us in our mission to protect, conserve, enhance and promote Will County's natural heritage for the educational, recreational and environmental benefit of present and future generations. To assist the Forest Preserve District by making a donation to the Nature Foundation of Will County, click on the donate button.


Individual Donations and Dedications

If you are interested in participating in our Bench or Tree Donation and Dedication programs, visit our Individual Donations page.

Corporate Partnerships

The Forest Preserve is dedicated to building partnerships with organizations interested in supporting our events, programs, facilities and capital projects. A variety of opportunities are available, including partnering with us for a corporate workday. Businesses can get their employees out into nature for a few hours, while making a contribution to the community at the same time! Workday activities can include site cleanup, brush cutting, and other work that improves the District's preserves for the benefit of the public. For more information about partnering with the Forest Preserve, please call 815.722.5889.

Special Event Sponsorships

Our special events attract thousands of people to our preserves every year, and we can work with your organization to maximize your visibility while providing the best event possible for the public. 

Sponsorships from organizations like yours help provide the best special event possible, while promoting the sponsors as working to enhance the quality of life for our community.

The benefits vary with each event, but typically include informational booth space at the event, logo or name placement on marketing materials and/or recognition during the event's main presentation. These benefits make sponsors visible to thousands of residents within the Will County area and highlight the organizations' concern for the environment and the community in which they operate.

For additional information about special event sponsorships, please call 815.722.5889.


The Forest Preserve District is dedicated to protecting, conserving, enhancing and promoting Will County's natural heritage for the educational, recreational and environmental benefit of present and future generations.


Bringing People and Nature Together


The people of Will County will view the Forest Preserve District as vital to enriching their quality of life.

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