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 815-722-7364.


The Forest Preserve District protects and enhances Will County’s natural and cultural resources for the benefit of current and future generations.


Bringing People and Nature Together

Guiding principles

  • Staying true to our purpose.
  • Being good stewards.
  • Connecting people and nature.
  • Focusing on wellness.
  • Working with others.
  • Promoting sustainability.