Donations & Scholarships

Ina's Fund - Recreation program scholarships

Every family should have the opportunity to Experience It! regardless of income. Scholarships are made possible with thanks to private donations made by the community, grants and other dedicated funding. The scholarship fund was renamed “Ina's Fund” in 2020 to honor Ina Fennell. Ina was a 37-year employee of the Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department who gave a significant gift to the scholarship fund upon her passing.

Ina's Fund allows us to offer scholarships ranging from 25% to 100% of Parks, Arts & Recreation program fees. It provides opportunities for children and adults in our community to take classes, attend camps or participate in activities that they would not otherwise be able to.

For more information about Ina's Fund please call 360.753.8380

Special event sponsorships

Business and community co-sponsorships, in the form of in-kind and financial donations, are the keystones to making Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation special events, such as Arts Walk and Oly on Ice, so successful.

For information on how to become an event sponsor contact Anna Uyeda at 360.753.8383 or

Parks, Arts, Recreation & Cultural Foundation (PARC)

The PARC Foundation was established as a 501(c) 3 non-profit Washington State organization with articles of incorporation and bylaws. Tax deductible contributions allow for the preservation and enhancement of parks, arts, recreation and cultural opportunities for the Thurston County area. Contributions can be broad-based or designated to specific programs and projects. No funds go towards administration. For more information, visit website at