Planned Giving

Help advance the work of OPRA by giving to the OPRA Foundation. The OPRA Foundation works hand-in-hand with OPRA to solicit, secure, and disburse charitable gifts for projects that demonstrate the importance of parks and recreation.

Funding for past projects include: the Elected Officials Perceptions Study, the Westerville Community Center Study, The Citizen Board Member Resource Guide, the John McComb, Jody Stowers and Don Schmidt Scholarships, the Harvey Woods Fellowship, and ongoing enhancements to the OPRA website.

Your generous gift will be both an investment in your profession and a commitment to the betterment of your community.

Our goal is $15,000 annually.

Won’t you please consider a pledge today? Pledges can be made here by credit card or by asking to be billed. All you need to do is click here and follow the prompts. Donations can also be made by check payable to the OPRA Foundation and mailed to the OPRA office.

Thank you for your support!

Earth Share of Ohio

In addition, donations are made to the Foundation via Earth Share of Ohio. Earth Share is a not-for-profit, umbrella federation created by its conservation and environmental beneficiary organizations to represent them in annual employee workplace charity campaigns across the state, and to provide them with an efficient and secure way to manage their workplace donor contributions.

Earth Share of Ohio provides a simple, convenient way for you to support the finest conservation and environmental organizations in our communities, our state and our country. OPRA is one of the many beneficiary organizations who work hard every day to address environmental health risks, restore natural habitats, create recreational spaces, educate Ohioans about conservation and environmental topics, and reduce global warming.

Donations are tax deductible and can be made through payroll contribution with your employer or directly to Earth Share of Ohio. To-date, OPRA has received over $5000 and foresees continued receipt of nearly $1100 per quarter through the program.

If you would like to add environmental choices to your annual workplace charity campaign or learn more about Earth Share of Ohio, please visit, (614) 264-6367 or (877) 434-2357.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

The Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Foundation has signed up for the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Money earned through this program will go toward Student Scholarships, Professional Education Scholarships, and research projects. Click here for instructions on how to enroll! Please share this information with co-workers, family, and friends so that the OPRA Foundation will benefit from this great opportunity!


Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, same service.  To support the OPRA Foundation, visit, log into your Amazon account using the same credentials you normally do, and search and select Ohio Parks & Recreation Association Foundation as your charity of choice.  That’s it!  Amazon will remember your charity choice for future purchases as long as you are shopping through the

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