Youth Scholarships

For some families in our community, money may be a significant barrier to enrolling their kids in park programs like swim lessons, youth sports, summer camps, or youth theatre. The Urbana Park District is committed to making sure their programs and camps are available to all children.

Their youth scholarship program helps offset registration costs so that everyone can participate, regardless of ability to pay.

Your donation can help local children connect with nature, explore their artistic and/or athletic talent, make friends, and connect with the community through UPD programs.

Make a Gift Online

It’s easy to make a donation!

Mail a Gift

Write a check, with a note indicating your gift is intended for the Youth Scholarship Fund and mail it to:

Urbana Parks Foundation
303 W. University Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

(Make your check out to Urbana Parks Foundation)

A thank you letter recognizing your support will be mailed to you upon receipt of your gift.

If you wish to speak in person to an Urbana Parks Foundation Trustee or Urbana Park District staff member regarding a specific gift, please contact the Urbana Park District Development Manager by phone at (217) 367-1536 or by email at to obtain more information. We are happy to hear from you and share all the opportunities that we have for support.

UPF is a 501c(3) organization and contributions to it are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.