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Giving for the Greener Good

Donations are essential to Park Pride’s ongoing operations, and because of generous donors like you, community-centered parks are at the core of Park Pride’s model. Empowering communities through grassroots programs, consulting and grantmaking have proven to be the most effective ways of bringing that vision to life. With your help, Park Pride works with communities creating parks and greenspaces to reflect local needs and interests.

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By investing in Park Pride, you will be enhancing community engagement in parks, helping to keep parks on the public agenda, and raising the quality of everyday life in Atlanta.

Watch the videos below to learn how your investment in Park Pride supports programs that make a difference in people’s lives across our service area.

 

What Do My Dollars Do?

Your gift to Park Pride supports the power of parks:

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$50 helps… rent tools to remove invasive plants so that native plants can thrive.

$100 helps… fund two student scholarships for the Parks & Greenspace Conference.

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$500 helps… buy plants for a pollinator garden to improve the ecological health of the urban environment.

$1,000 helps… deliver a volunteer day to beautify a park.

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$5,000 helps… provide workshops for community members.

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Donation FAQs

How do I make a gift to Park Pride?

Cash Donations

Your donation to Park Pride support a wide range of park creation, improvement, and activation programs.

To make an outright donation by cash or check, please mail to:
Park Pride
Attn: Development Associate,
233 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1600,
Atlanta, GA 30303
or donate online now.

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Park Pride Tribute Cards

Honor a family member, friend, or colleague with a gift to Park Pride and we will mail a special card personalized with your message to the recipient.

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Donor Advised Funds

Put your donor advised fund to use for parks and communities by recommending gifts to Park Pride.

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Your financial advisor or fund manager can help you get started recommending a gift to Park Pride. Or, you can select your financial institution and log in to your account to begin:

Please use the following legal name and tax identification:
Park Pride, Tax ID 58-1882895.


Gifts of Stock

Giving appreciated securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, is an excellent way to support the Park Pride. Such gifts are simple and may provide a greater tax benefit than an equivalent gift in cash.

Please make sure to call Chad Nash, Development Associate,
at 404-546-7984 or email chad@parkpride.org for specific instructions and to notify us of your gift.


IRA Charitable Rollovers

If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make a contribution of up to $100,000 annually from your IRA account to helpsupport Park Pride’s mission so that communities across Atlanta may have access to great neighborhood parks.

Through a Qualified Charitable Distribution, you make a direct payment of required minimum distributions from your IRA account to Park Pride, a qualified non-profit organization, thereby satisfying all or a portion of your required minimum distribution without adding the tax liability that comes with additional income. In other words, if you are required to take a distribution from your IRA, you can reduce your taxable income and make a gift to Park Pride at the same time.

For more information, please contact Ariane DeLong, Director of Development, at 404-546-6851 or ariane@parkpride.org.


Matching Gifts

With your employer, you may be able to double your donation to Park Pride. Many employers sponsor programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees, and gifts from retirees and spouses also may qualify. Requesting a matching gift is normally a five-minute process which must be initiated by the donor. You can do this by filling out and submitting a matching gift form provided by your employer. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, contact your Human Resources or Community Giving Department. Much of the necessary information may also be available on your company intranet.

To help Park Pride track and acknowledge your matching gift, please send a brief notification email to Chad Nash, Development Associate,
at chad@parkpride.org or 404-546-7984.

How do I make a legacy or planned gift?

A bequest is one of the simplest ways to make a gift to Park Prid, and a great way to support parks. By including the Park Pride in your will, you can help ensure the quality of Park Pride programs and services for generations to come.

Retirement Plan Beneficiary Language

You may name Park Pride, Tax ID # 58-1883895, 233 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1600, Atlanta, GA 30303, as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits. Donors should consult with their tax advisor regarding the tax benefits of such gifts.

For more information about making a bequest to Park Pride,
please contact Ariane DeLong, Director of Development, at 404-546-6851 ariane@parkpride.org.

Is Park Pride a trustworthy investment?

Yes. Park Pride has been honored with a four-star (highest) rating by Charity Navigator, a respected online guide to responsible charitable giving. This rating is based on financial health, accountability, and transparency.

We’ve also received the 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.

Can I give money to a specific park or project?

Yes you can! While general donations made directly to Park Pride provide the most flexibility and the best opportunity to maximize the benefits of your donation, you may give money directly to a Friends of the Park group for a specific park. To make such a donation, please use this form.

I have a business. How can my business support Park Pride?

Park Pride’s Greener Good Corporate Champions are our business supporters. These champions are interested in supporting better parks and stronger communities.

Park Pride offers multiple ways to engage employees, promote your business and give your organization recognition, including:

  • Group volunteering,
  • Event sponsorship,
  • Corporate support of the Annual Campaign, and
  • Program support.

Learn More about our Corporate Champions

To become a Corporate Champion, contact:
Jane Zoellick 
Development Manager
jane@parkpride.org

What are my rights as a Park Pride donor?

Park Pride upholds the Donor Bill of Rights as developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

Read your Donor Bill of Rights