Foundation / Corporation
City Parks Foundation - NYC Green Relief and Recovery Fund and New York Community Trust (NYCT)
01/19/21 11:59 PM ET
Grants to New York City nonprofit organizations and community groups to promote the importance of parks and open spaces. Funding is intended to address the need for systemic change in this sector. Projects should be mutually beneficial to all applicants and support collaboration between parks/open spaces, arts and culture, health, and environmental sectors. The NYC Green Relief and Recovery Fund awards grants to nonprofits and community groups that provide essential maintenance, stewardship, public programming, and management of parks and open spaces across the five boroughs of New York City.
The Fund focuses on supporting innovation and systemic changes that will enable New York City to manage open space more effectively, equitably, efficiently, and collaboratively.
Goal of Funding:
To support nonprofit coalitions/collaborative efforts from across the parks/open spaces, health, arts, and environmental justice sectors to address systemic challenges in the parks and open space network in New York City (NYC). The successful coalitions will be able to use these resources to 1) educate policymakers on the importance of open space and spur them to provide stable, sufficient funding, 2) identify opportunities to improve critical governance processes including capital planning, discretionary contracting, and maintenance/ operations, 3) support the development of a more holistic understanding among policymakers and park users of the broad range of benefits and ecosystem services provided by parks and open spaces, 4) encourage cross-sectoral collaboration and establish shared services for efficiency, and/or 5) develop recommendations and improve equity in access, capital planning, operations, maintenance, programming, and community engagement in parks.
For project ideas for the above key areas of interest, see page 2 of the instructions in Supporting Documents below.
Priority will be given to organizations that:
Grant funds may be used for project staff salaries, consultant fees, data collection and analysis, meetings, supplies, project-related travel, and other direct project expenses, including a limited amount of equipment essential to the project.
GrantWatch ID#: 189830
Funders will award approximately 2-3 grants of up to $200,000 and 3-6 grants of $50,000-$100,000, dependent upon funding available.
- Grants of $50,000-$100,000 are available to support pilot or demonstration projects, localized place-based work, and research efforts.
- Grants of up to $200,000 are available to support projects addressing complex systemic issues, raising awareness or increasing understanding of key issues citywide, and research projects that also include the development and implementation of strategies and advocacy campaigns.
Grant funds may be spent over a period of up to 24 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit LOI online: https://proposals.nycommunitytrust.org/Home/ThreeChoices
Questions about this project and applications should be submitted by email to:
Grant Administrator, City Parks Foundation
City Parks Foundation
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065
USA: New York City; New York
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