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Ohio State Parks Foundation

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Our Inaugural Project

Donors can support the Ohio State Parks Foundation’s inaugural project: improving access throughout the park system and fostering more inclusive environments for recreation.

Public spaces are for everyone. Donors can help to ensure all visitors feel welcome with funds to:

  • Provide all-terrain wheelchairs specially designed for the safe navigation of uneven surfaces, equipping everyone to explore the parks’ trails safely
  • Add safety features and enhancements to trails for visitors, such as braille signs, physical aids, and sensory displays focused on touch, sound, and smell.
  • Offer accessible launch ramps, kayaks, and accessories for waterways, to equip individuals with limited mobility to safely access the water.

A man and a women enjoying an accessible path made possible by Ohio State Parks Foundation.

Ohio State Parks Foundation (OSPF) formed in January of 2021. It is a public charity, recognized by the IRS under Internal Revenue code 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to us under IRC Section 170. We are also eligible to receive deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.

Our EIN is #86-2157935.

For gifts by credit card, click here. For gifts by check, make payable to The Columbus Foundation, note Ohio State Parks Foundation in the memo line, and mail to the attention of Carrie Carmody: The Columbus Foundation, 1234 E Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205.

If you are interested in making an endowment gift through a gift annuity or as an estate gift such as a bequest, trust or life insurance policy designation of beneficiary. OSPF is established to receive gifts of stock and mutual funds which may provide a tax benefit to the donor.  Gifts can be kept private unless otherwise requested by the giver.

For more information on planned gift giving, contact our advisor, Carrie Carmody at the Columbus Foundation, 614-251-4000.