Carmichael Parks Foundation

$14,162 raised by 68 donors

71% complete

$20,000 Goal


Founded in 2009, the Carmichael Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation that benefits neighborhoods and parks in the Carmichael Recreation and Park District. Our primary activities are generating funds for youth recreation scholarships and park beautification projects. The Foundation also helps the Park District with the acquisition, construction, development, and maintenance of public recreation facilities, programs, special events, and open spaces. 

2021 - 2022  Program Highlights

Youth Recreational Opportunities


  • Kid’s Hang Out, Sports, Tiny Tots and Summer Camp Programs
  • Distance learning during the pandemic

New Programs and Opportunities:

  • Summer swim lessons in partnership with the DART aquatics group
  • Skate nights & mentoring program for Middle and High School students in partnership with Project Lifelong
  • Theater Arts Program in partnership with the B Street Theater
  •  Distribution of family centered recreation kits during the pandemic through the Carmichael Cares Initiative 

 Park Enhancements and Beautification 

  • Construction of new Bocce Ball Courts in Carmichael Park
  • Recipient of a SMUD Shine Grant for energy efficient renovations to the Veteran’s Building 
  • Established a memorial fund to restore the Garfield House event center at Jensen Botanical Garden
  • Provided funds to the Friends of Jensen Botanical Garden for ongoing beautification at this lovely site.
  • Provided funds to the Carmichael Community Gardens at Sutter Park for the construction of a new fence

Special Recognition

  • Recognized by Assembly Member Ken Cooley as a 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year
  • Recognized by the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce as their 2022 Nonprofit of the Year.



To enrich the quality of life for children, families and seniors in our community by securing funds for recreational scholarships, enhanced programs, and beautification and modernization of Carmichael parks and facilities.


Donations designated to our Youth Scholarship program help us provide opportunities for disadvantaged youth to participate in the many recreation, sports and educational programs offered by the Park District.

Donations designated to Park beautification projects and improvements, such as the restoration of the Garfield House in the Charles Jensen Botanical Garden and additional upgrades to the Bocce Ball Courts in Carmichael Park. These types of enhancements provide more recreational opportunities overall for our entire community.

Non-designated donations allow the Foundation flexibility to address emerging needs in our community, such as our 2021-2022 partnerships with DART Swim to provide summer swimming lessons and Project Lifelong to provide skateboard nights and mentoring opportunities for middle school teens. These donations also provide funds that may be used to support additional fundraising activities.

Donations of goods or services to support our programs and fundraising efforts, such as gift cards, gift baskets, or specific products or experiences that can be used in raffles or auctions to generate additional funds. Products that can be used during fundraising events such as food, beverages, or other similar products.

We need volunteers to assist with activities, such as greeting and educating the public about the Foundation during specific celebrations and events sponsored by the Foundation and the Park District, as well as other types of general assistance throughout the year. Please contact us to become a Friend of the Carmichael Parks Foundation.

Organization Data


Organization name

Carmichael Parks Foundation

other names


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, Volunteers, In-Kind Donations

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Low-income individuals/families, General population

Local Counties Served



5750 Grant Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608

Service areas

Carmichael, CA, US



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