In-Kind Needs

In-kind contribution are a high-value (hopefully, low-pain) way to support the good work of the I-Park Foundation. From everyday items to major amenities, these, generally tax deductible, gifts allow us to leverage our limited financial resources while you get the satisfaction of helping us fulfill important needs of the organization.

When thinking about ways you can support I-Park, please consider the in-kind option. Given some time for reflection, you will probably have that ah-ha moment, wow, this might be perfect for I-Park.

Major Needs

Contributors at this level will be acknowledged, for at least a year, on I-Park’s homepage as a Major Donor.

  • 8-Passenger Van: To transport the artists to and from the airport and train station on arrival and departure day, to provide local artists’ transportation to the grocery store and to purchase artists’ supplies
  • Pickup Truck: For all sorts of projects at I-Park – we’ve never had a pickup truck at I-Park!
  • Steinway Model B Grand Piano: An essential amenity for many composers – we’ve only ever had an upright piano in our music studio – shame on us!

Everyday Needs

You will be acknowledged, for at least a year, on I-Park’s website as an In-Kind Contributor, with a description of your gift.

Artists’ Studios, Workshop

  • Macbook computer
  • Large writer’s desk
  • Laser cutter
  • 3D printer
  • Music stands
  • Heavy duty sewing machine
  • Task chairs – Aeron (or similar) chairs would be awesome
  • Various musical instruments with a specific need for an acoustic guitar and percussion instruments
  • High quality microphones for field recordings and other specialty needs
  • Digital projectors
  • Small convertible futon
  • Flashlights, lanterns, umbrellas
  • Clamp lights
  • Plastic, canvas tarps and drop cloths
  • Old towels, rags
  • Metal or plastic cabinet (large) for storage of safety supplies
  • Carpentry tools
  • Air compressor
  • Table saw


  • Large chairs
  • Towels
  • Bed sheets
  • Blankets
  • Kitchen Aid mixer
  • Microwave oven
  • Pots and pans including baking pans
  • Tupperware
  • Serving utensils
  • Glass pitchers, carafes
  • Wine
  • Serving platters
  • Food processor
  • Coffee bean grinder
  • Stove top espresso maker
  • French press
  • Wicker armoire
  • Local fresh produce: tomatoes, corn, eggplant, squash, zucchini, rhubarb, herbs, etc.

I-Park Events

  • Auction items for our Annual Fundraising Dinner
  • Refreshments (platters, desserts) for OPEN Studios, other public events
  • Wine and beer for OPEN Studios, other public events
  • Gas barbeque grill (large)

Artists’ Supplies & Items for Art Installations

  • Painters’ canvases, various types of art paper
  • Large format computer monitors
  • Mirrors
  • Old bathtub, toilet bowl, sink, urinal, bidet

Facilities, Outdoors, Lawn & Garden

  • Boat oars, canoe paddles, floatation devices
  • Small window-mounted air conditioner
  • Upright and table fans
  • Lawn mower
  • Ladders, wheelbarrows, wagons
  • Camping tents
  • High-hip wader boots
  • Lawn, garden tools
  • Lawn furniture, outdoor benches
  • Cedar posts
  • Cedar mulch
  • Hammocks
  • Plant materials
  • Garden hoses
  • Collapsible canopies


  • Laminating machine for signage
  • Digital camera for staff, artists’ use
  • Large format laser printer

In-Kind Services

  • Printing Services
  • Musical Instrument Rentals
  • Tents, Chairs, Tables Rentals
  • Trash Removal/Dumpster Services
  • Tree Cutting/Removal Services
  • Legal Services
  • Marketing Services

If you have any of the above items that you’re willing to part with, or services you’re able to contribute, please contact Joanne Paradis at or 860-873-2468. She would be very pleased to discuss the details with you (no drop-offs without a prior chat, please). We can also help you with the paperwork you’ll need to claim your charitable deduction for any contributions of significant value. Sincere thanks from I-Park!