Adopted by the Board of Directors, August 22, 2016
The Portland Parks Foundation’s mission is to mobilize financial and popular support to ensure a thriving and accessible parks system for a healthy Portland. We believe that equitable access to urban parks and natural areas—sharing the positive outcomes of parks on recreation, physical and mental health, neighborhood economy and child development among all Portlanders--is fundamental to our mission and to sustain a great city.
PPF recognizes that a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion involves active engagement. PPF is committed to help dismantle barriers across the breadth of our work for Portland’s parks, including in our leadership and staff, donors, volunteers, partners, campaigns and projects. The Parks Foundation shares the equity values of our public partner, the Portland Bureau of Parks & Recreation, which is dedicated to recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of our community’s diversity.
Photo: Flickr/Aryeh Alex