we love our friends

Thank you to all of our current supporters and volunteers for your commitment to our community parks!

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks receives no ongoing government funding. We depend on your contributions to continue our work for parks, public spaces, and the urban forest.

take an active part in our urban forest!

Whether you have an hour, a day, or even more time to give, we have an opportunity for you, and the list keeps growing. Map a tree. Lead or take part in a volunteer planting event. Become a strategic partner. Develop an idea for NeighborWoods™ Month and apply for a mini-grant. Each of us comes with unique gifts, talents, and creativity that can play an important part in helping our urban forest grow.

ways to give

Donate now and make a secure online transaction

Give the gift that keeps on growing with these special tree bank gift cards that you can gift to friends to let them know you support our urban forest.

Contact us about estate planning, donation of property, or endowments.

Checks can be made payable to Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and mailed to:
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
P.O. Box 3199
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

donor benefits

A donation of any amount is enough to make a difference in your community through Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. All donors receive recognition in our Annual Report and on our website.

Super Friend {$50–$249}

  • Recognition in a year-end donor thank-you ad in a local publication

Great Friend {$250–$999}

  • Super Friend benefits plus:
  • Access to member-only and donor appreciation events

Best Friend {$1,000–$2,499}

  • Great Friend benefits plus:
  • One (1) ticket to the Green Gala

Loyal Friend {$2,500-$4,999}

  • Best Friend benefits plus:
  • Mint-level Green Gala sponsorship benefits (event recognition plus two (2) (total) tickets to the event)

Forever Friend {$5,000-$9,999}

  • Loyal Friend benefits plus:
  • Fern-level Green Gala sponsorship benefits (event recognition plus four (4) (total) tickets to the event)

Friendship Society {$10,000+}

  • Forever Friend benefits plus:
  • Pine-level Green Gala sponsorship benefits (event recognition plus six (6) (total) tickets to the event)

make a big difference with your group—big or small!

Do you have a group of people interested in making a difference in one of our many parks? Family, friends, coworkers, small groups … you’re all invited to get involved! We’re happy to coordinate a project with you!

drop in to help out when it works for you!

We have a number of opportunities for you to help Friends of Grand Rapids Parks when it works in your schedule.

Capture images of parks or events happening in them to be published online or in promotional materials.

Assist with data entry, content creation, and other office duties.

Help build the Urban Forest Tree Map as you wander through a park or down your street. The more trees we have in the map, the more valuable the information is to our community.

Download our tree mapping app for iPhone or Android.