The Morton Parks and Recreation Fund
This fund was one of the 5 original funds established during the Morton Community Foundation's "Founder's Campaign" in 2000. The purpose of the fund is to provide support for projects and organizations, in the field of Parks and Recreation, for the benefit of the residents of the Morton, Illinois area.
In order to offer donors several options to support local causes during the Foundation's "Founder's Campaign," the MCF Board of Trustees established 5 initial funds: Unrestricted Fund, Morton Community Services Fund, Morton Parks and Recreation Fund, Morton Library Services Fund, and Morton Education Fund. With few exceptions, these are the only funds created by the Foundation Board itself. Typically, funds are started by donors who wish to establish a permanent source of revenue for a cause, agency, or field of interest that they are personally most interested in.
Grants from this fund have been used for things like: playground equipment at various parks, updates to the ball fields out at Westwood Park, construction and upkeep of Morton's two competition level disc golf courses, lighting at the softball fields at Birchwood Park, equipment needs for the summer Movies in the Park program and MAP Kids Summer Theatre program, benches and bike racks on the bike trail, etc.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to this endowment fund, please click the button below for online donations. Be sure to designate the Morton Parks & Recreation Fund. Or, you can mail a check to 105 E. Jefferson Street, Morton, IL 61550.