Donations and Endowment Opportunities

The Jefferson County Parks Department accepts tax deductible donations.  Many of our parks have originated, and thrive, as a result of gifts from our generous donors.  Please consider helping today.  Donations may be made directly towards an identified project, or for the department to use at its discretion. 
Download your donation form here:

Jefferson County Parks Endowment


The Jefferson County Parks Endowment is a permanent fund that was created by the Jefferson County Parks Committee in 2012 to provide a perpetual source of funding to support park development and maintenance activities.  The endowment is managed by the Nature Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.  Contributions to the fund are tax deductible and can be made by sending a check to the Natural Resources Foundation of WI, Attn: Jefferson County Parks Endowment, 211 south Paterson Street, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53703 or by donating online
at .  

 Legacy Gifts 

If you care deeply for the work and mission of the Jefferson County Parks Department and want to help support it for future generations, consider leaving a legacy gift behind by including the Jefferson County Parks Endowment in your will.  To leave a bequest to the Fund, simply incorporate the following language in your estate plans: “I give [describe the gift] to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin [federal tax id# 39-1572034], a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of Wisconsin and with a principle mailing address of 211 South Paterson Street, Suite 100. Madison, WI 53703.  This gift shall be designated to the Jefferson County Parks Endowment fund.  For more information, call the Natural Resources Foundation at (608) 409-3122, e-mail or visit .