The Foundation for Mesa Parks & Recreation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation located in Mesa, AZ. The Foundation is a group of community members who are passionate about parks and who believe that parks and recreation are of vital importance to our community.  We focus our fundraising efforts to support the programs and facilities of the Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department. With decreasing municipal funds, we recognize that parks are in need of support for programs and facility developments.

One of our proudest and most important achievements is the Making Waves swim scholarship program. The “Making Waves” scholarship program provides discounted learn-to-swim lessons and discounted competitive team membership to Mesa residents in need, all made possible by donations from the community. We do make a difference, one child at a time!

The FMPR Sponsors new programs and funds facility improvements, disseminates information on existing city cultural and recreational opportunities and provides a tax-advantage opportunity for businesses, organizations, and individuals to contribute to the quality of life in Mesa. If you are interested in donating or becoming a member of the Foundation, please call 480-644-3498.

We hope you will view the information on our website and decide to become a member of the Foundation so together we can improve our community and city.

Our members are honored to be part of this great organization we sincerely hope you will join us in making a difference.

The Foundation

  • Sponsors new PROGRAMS and funds facility improvements.
  • Disseminates INFORMATION on existing city cultural and recreational opportunities.
  • Provides a TAX-ADVANTAGE and OPPORTUNITY for businesses, organizations, and individuals to contribute to the quality of life in Mesa.
  • For more detailed information, you can view our Foundation By Laws, Policy on Sponsorship of Events, and Articles of Incorporation.
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The Executive Committee

President: Jenna Bellon
Vice President: Bert Millett
Secretary: Candice Shoemaker/Sandra Hamilton
Treasurer: Kristin McPhie



Support The Foundation

Donations Are Tax Deductible and Make a Huge Difference