Give to Garfield

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Giving Matters

Thanks to gifts from Park friends like you the charitable organization, Friends of Garfield Park, Inc. supports a variety of programs and events, as well as preservation and stewardship activities at historic Garfield Park.

City appropriations for Garfield Park only go so far. Along with public programs and events, the Friends of Garfield Park Inc. supports the preservation, interpretation and safekeeping of the historically-significant sites and landscapes, monuments and landmarks which call this historic park home. In addition, as a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated solely to the support of Garfield Park, the Friends has the flexibility to respond to urgent and unbudgeted needs when they arise.

Central to the Friends’ mission is continuing and preserving the various public benefits of this community treasure. As a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Friends actively engages in raising both funds and friends for the park. A combination of grants and gifts provide the funding support that is so vital to Garfield Park’s important role in the community. The park’s many friends act as ambassadors, connecting this valuable community resource to the greater Indianapolis area and beyond.

Every gift, big and small, makes a difference at Garfield Park. Your gift has a direct and lasting impact on many of the Park’s most popular and long-time programs and events. From youth athletic programs, Vintage Movie Nights and Music in the Garden to preservation of the park’s iconic 1915 Sunken Garden and Fountains; these are just a few of the programs made possible by gifts from Park friends like you!

Premium Memberships

Two new special Friends giving levels. Each is named after historic figures with relevance to our park and each includes a unique set of recognition and participation benefits.

Annual Lawton Brigade – $500 ~Provides support specifically for our Garfield Alive program
Annual Corporate Partner – $300 ~Supports large scale public events 
Annual League of Kessler – $250 ~Supports our League of Kessler effort

Visit the Membership page to learn more about these premium annual membership opportunities. You can give online now or download the Donor Information Form and mail in your support. 

Corporate Sponsorships and Philanthropic Opportunities

By sponsoring an event or program at Garfield Park, your company and brand not only receive valuable marketing, promotional and public relations benefits, it demonstrates your company’s strong commitment to the community. Today, it’s a fact that companies that give back to the community and play a strong philanthropic role prosper. Your philanthropic leadership also sets the pace for overall funding and community support. 

Garfield Park presents a variety of programs and events with excellent sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities for your company. We work closely with your company to create an innovative and high-impact opportunity. We also encourage companies of all sizes to explore other giving opportunities such as employee matching gifts, designated donations from sales, multi-year sponsorships of youth athletic leagues and facility rentals, among others.

To explore Corporate Sponsorship and Corporate Philanthropic Opportunities contact by email,

Thank You for Your Gift and Making a Difference at Garfield Park!

When you Give to Garfield, you can choose the gift that carries the most meaning for you, your organization, or your family. 

If you prefer to mail your gift, simply download the Give to Garfield Donation Form, complete the information on the giving form and mail it along with your gift to the FOGP office address listed on the form.

FOGP Refund Policy

All donations made via the Friends of Garfield Park, Inc. Website are irrevocable charitable gifts and are not contingent on, for example, the successful completion by FOGP of a sponsored event or activity. The only circumstances in which refunds will be made is where unauthorized use of your payment card is proved. If you become aware of fraudulent use of your card, or if it is lost or stolen, you must notify your card provider in accordance with its reporting rules.

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