What is the Heritage Fund?
The Heritage Fund was established in 1980 to
allow individuals, organizations and corporations to donate funds
for memorials, programs, events, and projects with the Boise Parks
& Recreation Department.
Donations can be designated by the donor to
specific projects, or contributions can be made with no specific
See our Department
Procedure for more information.
How is the money managed?
The Heritage Fund is a separate account from
the City of Boise's and Boise Parks & Recreation's capital and
general operating accounts. Interest accrued in the Heritage Fund
is assigned to individual accounts quarterly based on the
percentage of funds in each account.
How is the money spent?
The use of Heritage Fund dollars must be
approved by the appropriate superintendent or the Director.
Expenditures follow all rules, policies and regulations of the City
Are donations tax deductible?
The tax code specifies that donations to the
Heritage Fund are eligible for tax
However, funds donated by an individual to a project from which
they benefit monetarily are ineligible as a tax deduction. For
example, a donation from a developer for a park within a
development that promotes home sales would not be eligible.
Heritage Fund Projects
The Heritage Fund has helped support a myriad Boise Parks
& Recreation Department projects and programs, such as benches,
Foothills acquisitions, trees, Zoo Boise Small Animal Kingdom,
youth scholarships, O'Farrell Cabin restoration, park and Greenbelt
maintenance, and others.
If you would like additional information about the Heritage
Fund please contact the Boise Parks & Recreation
Department at (208) 608-7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.