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The primary mission of the Geneseo Park District Foundation

is to promote and cultivate stewardship along with financial support empowering the Geneseo Park District to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing a positive recreational experience for all.

The foundation will achieve its mission through identifying and fundraising park and recreation based capital improvement projects, organizing and hosting community special events for fundraising purposes, supporting a financial assistance program for families who wish to participate in recreation programs in the community, support special recreation needs in the community, and support and promote the mission of the Geneseo Park District.

The foundation will generate its funds through the soliciting of sponsorship/partnerships with individuals, community groups, and businesses, and a host of special events and capital campaigns.

The Foundation will cooperatively work with the Park District in selecting and funding capital improvement projects for the Geneseo Park District that are not allocated in the park district’s operating budget. The foundation will work with the park district staff and residents to identify the projects and then work with businesses, community groups, and individuals to support the funding for the project.

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Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

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Geneseo Park District Foundation

All donations can be sent to:

Geneseo Park District Foundation
541 E North St.
Geneseo, IL 61254

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The Foundation was established in 2014 as a not-for-profit corporation. The foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization and all donations to the foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  foundation audits can be viewed by contacting Paula Verbeck at (309) 944-5695.

Wish Book

Giving back to your community has never been easier. The Geneseo Park District Foundation has put together an extensive list of items needed to fulfill our mission. Items are divided up by facility or program.

View the complete Wish Book Here (1MB)

The Geneseo Park District Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and all donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Once your donation has been processed you will receive an acknowledgment letter in the mail from the Geneseo Park District Foundation that you may use for your tax deduction. Call Paula, Jodie or Anne at (309) 944-5695 with any questions.

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Geneseo Community Center
Pick from The Center's Wish List items in the drop down menu below.

John & Carla Edwards Aquatic Center
You can give to the Aquatic Center by picking from the Wish List items in the drop down menu below.

Anderson Memorial Park
You can give to Anderson Memorial Park by picking from the Wish List items in the drop down menu below.

Athletic Field
You can give to the Athletic Field by picking from the Wish List items in the drop down menu below.

Central Theater
You can give to Central Theater by picking from the Wish List items in the drop down menu below.

You can give to young athletes. The Geneseo Park District needs to continually replace the items that are kicked, thrown, hit and tossed during the normal course of competition.

The Park District offers gymnastics programs for children ages 4 and up. This program offers instruction for a wide variety of ages and levels.

The Center offers a variety of aquatics programs for all ages and abilities.

At The Center the community can work towards broad goals of overall health and well being with a large number of machines, weights, bikes and accessories.

General Programs
Thanks to the Foundation, the Park District is able to offer FREE annual events for the community.

Bright Beginnings Preschool
Bright Beginnings Preschool helps children grow, learn and get ready for Kindergarten through a 3-class preschool program!

Donor Recognition


NEW ATHLETIC FIELD BUILDING was completed in 2021 thanks to support from the Geneseo Foundation, Geneseo Youth Football along with Community Donors.

$5,000 GRANT from the Geneseo Foundation to be received annually for the next 9 years. This has allowed the Park District to offer (& continue to offer) FREE Swim Lessons to all 3rd graders.

$25,000 GRANT from the Geneseo Foundation for new gymnastics equipment. This grant will allow the Park District to replace several pieces of equipment & add a few new pieces.

$2,000 GRANT from the Seth Ernst Soccer Slam for new soccer goals at the Athletic Field.

$5,000 GRANT from the Francis G & Betty J Miller Foundation for equipment for the new recovery room located in the old Indoor Pool Desk.

Due to the community’s continued support, the Foundation has been able to help the Geneseo Park District offer...

FREE ANNUAL COMMUNITY EVENTS such as Community Camp Out, Outdoor Summer Movie Night series, Turkey Trot, Special Skate Nights & more. >>Learn More

FUNding POSITIVE RECREATIONAL EXPERIENCES is a Financial Assistance Program that strives to remove the financial barriers that may prevent Park District residents from enjoying a Positive Recreational Experience. >>Learn More

FREE ACTIVE ADULT/SENIOR ACTIVITIES a variety of fitness & social activities are offered for free each month. >>Learn More


Donor Board

Giving back to your community has never been easier. >>Learn How
Foundation Donor Board


Donations will be split into the following 6 levels.

Orange Leaf $500 - $999
Green Leaf $1,000 - $4,999
Yellow Leaf $5,000 - $19,999
Red Leaf $20,000 - $49,999
Brown Leaf $50,000 - $99,999
Multi-Color $100,000+

Geneseo Park District Foundation Donor Wall Rules & Regulations

  • All monetary donations to the Foundation over $500 will be eligible to be included on the donor wall in the main hallway of the Geneseo Community Center with a few exceptions. Because donor recognition programs are already in place at Anderson Memorial ParkMake a Splash and for benches these recognition programs will remain the same./li>
  • Parktoberfest sponsorships, live and silent auctions purchases, and raffles are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law but will not be recognized on the donor wall. Goods or services are received in exchange for all of these Parktoberfest items./li>
  • The donor wall will be updated once annually in January of every year./li>
  • The Geneseo Park District Foundation will establish the placement of the acknowledgment on the donor wall. Donors will be responsible for completing the provided form indicating how they would like to be recognized within the established guidelines as indicated on the provided form./li>
  • The Geneseo Park District Foundation has the final authority to remove any public acknowledgment of a previously honored donor.


The Geneseo Park District Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and all donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Upcoming Events

August 18


Join the Park District for a free seminar from Hammond-Henry Hospital followed by a free light luncheon provided by the Geneseo Park District Foundation.
A healthy breakfast is important for everyone. What key role does protein play and what foods can be easily added to your breakfast.

August 29


Join our certified coaches for three 30-minute swim sessions that will give your swimmer a chance to jump back in the pool and refresh their swimming skills for the upcoming fall swim season.
4:00 - 4:30 pm | Ages 6 - 10
4:30 - 5:00 pm | Ages 11 - 18

October 08


The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) training program is designed to focus on supervising, caring for, and keeping children and infants safe in babysitting settings.

All Upcoming Events