Mission and Values


The Montgomery Parks Foundation champions Montgomery County Parks cultivating financial support and public engagement of county residents and businesses as members, donors, sponsors and advocates.

Core Values

Cultivate Philanthropy

We will inspire charitable giving and  cultivate and solicit private donations at all levels to support programs and projects that preserve and enhance Montgomery Parks.

Encourage Advocacy

We will encourage public support and activism on behalf of our parks and believe such involvement strengthens our community and fosters positive public policy in the best interests of our award-winning park system.

Practice Accountability

We will protect donor privacy, abide by the Donor Bill of Rights and report  openly and accurately  regarding all Foundation activities, accepting fully our responsibility to serve the public good and meet our obligations.

Demonstrate Diversity

We will strive to reflect our broad-based community in board membership and staffing and the selection of programs and projects the Foundation supports  while respecting all donors and supporters equally.

Engage Collaboratively

We will establish and sustain trusting and supportive relationships with Montgomery Parks and throughout the community, reinforcing the importance of mutual respect in an effort to attain mutually beneficial results.

Display Integrity

We will conduct all business with  the highest professional, moral and ethical standards and report  honestly about our operations and finances.

Achieve Excellence 

We will strive for excellence in fulfilling all programs and projects and will reflect in all we do the exceptional pride we take in our outstanding park system.