About the Foundation

Pictured: WPRA Foundation Board of Directors, February 2020

What is the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Foundation?

The Wisconsin Park & Recreation Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization established to enhance the role of parks and recreation services in the lives of all the people of Wisconsin through support of the following activities:

  • Awarding grants to parks, recreation, and related service professionals.
  • Awarding scholarships to students in parks, recreation, and related service professions.
  • Promoting the development of parks, recreation, and related service projects and programs.
  • Advancing the concept of incorporating wellness principles into everyday life styles.
  • Furthering education programs and projects related to the natural environment.
  • Encouraging statewide research related to the impact of parks, recreation, and related services provided to the citizens of Wisconsin.

Joining the WPRA Foundation Ambassadors Club (FAC)!

The FAC is a great way to go beyond a general donation. The FAC offers a many wonderful benefits to help members become part of something special as they support an incredibly worthy cause. Click this link for a PDF showcasing the FAC Member Levels and see which one is right for you. 

Donating is Easy!

The WPRA Foundation relies on annual donations, fundraising events and fund endowments to successfully serve the parks, recreation and related service professionals in Wisconsin. That means we always need support from Professionals like YOU!  Online General Donations of any amount are always accepted, as well as one-time FAC donations.  For reoccurring donations, ie: FAC $10.00 per month, please contact Kelly Valentino at [email protected] and we can get you setup. 


You are now leaving the WPRA website. Any questions regarding donations for the WPRA Foundation, please contact Kelly Valentino, [email protected].

Mail in donations area also accepted at:
c/o Kelly Valentino
6737 W. Washington Street
Suite 4210
Milwaukee, WI  53214