The City of Oaks Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and youth development organization closely aligned with Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.
Preserving Raleigh's natural treasures
Connecting children (and adults!) to nature
Ensuring a great outdoors for a great Raleigh!
Keeping nature nearby for all to enjoy.
Lives made richer by nature.
The Foundation benefited during our formative first year from the energy, advice and start-up funding contributed by several community leaders. We are forever indebted to our Founders’ vision and leadership.
Mary Coker Joslin
Louis Wilkerson, Jr.
Honorary Member - Bob Kellam.
Our business, government and community partners generously contribute their money, time and expertise to strengthen the Foundation and make Raleigh a better place to live, work and play. We greatly appreciate our partners!
Fuller Land & Development
Drake Real Estate Partners
The Site Group
Morningstar Law Group
1% for the Planet
North Carolina Community Foundation
Triangle Community Foundation
Duke Energy Foundation
Carolina Hurricanes Foundation (formerly the Kids ‘n Community Foundation)
We especially value the close partnership with have with the City of Raleigh, especially the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Development, working together to build new parks and nature preserves, to connect new greenway trails, and to provide exciting and active summer camp experiences to local children, for a greener, healthier, and more sustainable community!