The Foundation for Centerville-Washington Parks was created for securing philanthropic funding for projects, programs and conservation efforts directly related to the Centerville-Washington Park District’s mission, vision and values. This fund is administered by The Dayton Foundation, the region’s leading community foundation.

Focusing on these three facets, the foundation’s mission is to support and enhance YOUR Centerville-Washington Parks.

  • Conservation – supporting conservation efforts to protect YOUR parks’ natural assets.
  • Impact – progressing park improvements for maximum community impact.
  • Connection – developing strong community relationships to sustain exceptional parks, programs and services.

Why donate?

Donations, sponsorships and gifts are important to the vitality of the Centerville-Washington Park District and its mission to deliver fun, healthy, and outstanding park experiences that connect the community with the outdoors. When you donate to the Foundation for Centerville-Washington Parks, you are making a positive impact to the community for years to come.

Add to the beauty of a park or honor someone or something special by making a tax-deductible gift. Visit The Dayton Foundation’s website to make your donation. Donations will help fund the development and maintenance of trails, facilities and amenities to keep your parks exceptional.

Ways to support your Park District

Individual One-time Donations

Your generosity will support the Park District’s mission. Many times, donations are tax-deductible!

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Become a Park Gem: Recurring Donations

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The Park Gem program is an easy way to support the Park District with monthly gifts that are automatically deducted from your desired bank account. Make sure to select 1875 Foundation for Centerville-Washington Parks when making your donation. Please add the words “Park Gem” to the form field labeled “Special instructions for Dayton Foundation staff.”

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Kroger Community Rewards

You can link your Kroger Shopper’s Card to the Foundation for Centerville-Washington Parks — an easy way to donate to your parks with the shopping you’re already doing! Once you link your card, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Shopper’s Card. Search for the organization number GU934.

Planned Giving

With thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and your loved ones, and the Foundation for Centerville-Washington Parks.

A well-planned gift communicates your legacy; it tells a story of what you hold as important and valuable in your life and community. Leaving a gift to the Foundation for Centerville-Washington Parks through your will or trust is an easy and impactful way to benefit the parks, programs and conservation efforts for years to come. Please review planned giving options with your financial advisor and/or attorney to ensure your gift will meet your philanthropic and financial goals.

Tribute Program

Celebrate a special person or event in your life through a donation to the Foundation for Centerville-Washington Parks. This is a great option for the commemoration of anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, retirements and more. By clicking “this gift is in memory of…” or “this gift is in honor of…” you can make a perfect tribute.

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Dayton Foundation logoAll donations, sponsorships and gifts will adhere to the policy, procedures, and guidelines and be consistent with the Park District mission, policies, park property restrictions, park master plans, and the most current Comprehensive Master Plan.

The Park District would like to thank you in advance for your contribution. If you have any questions or need help with a donation, please contact our office at (937) 433-5155 or