Established in 1997, the Naperville Riverwalk Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization. Its mission is to promote, educate and enhance while serving as a conduit for financial gifts that augment the annual commitments of the City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District to design, build and maintain the Riverwalk.

The Riverwalk Foundation is managed by a volunteer board of directors whose responsibilities as good stewards are to oversee the receipt and distribution of donated funds and other resources that shall be used for educational programs and special projects identified by the Riverwalk Commission that enhance the entire Naperville Riverwalk from Hillside Road to Jefferson Avenue.

The Riverwalk Foundation is a 501(c)3, approved by the IRS. All gifts to support the Naperville Riverwalk Foundation are tax-deductible.

The Riverwalk Foundation operates independently and as a separate entity from the City of Naperville, Naperville Park District, Naperville Riverwalk Commission, Century Walk and the Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon.