Funding Your Park


Applying for a Park Pride Community Building or Legacy Grant? Mark your calendars for the Grant Workshop, a required part of the grant application process for Friends of the Park groups who have never received a Park Pride award.

Park Pride Grant Workshop
Saturday, August 13th
10 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Central Park Recreation Center
(400 Merrits Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308)

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No Cost to Register

Park Pride Matching Grant Programs

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Small Change Grants
Community Building Grant
Legacy Grants
Tree Grants


Park Pride matching grants are designed to enable communities to gain experience and build capacity as they take on increasingly larger capital improvements in City of Atlanta and DeKalb County Parks.

Applicants and interested community members are encouraged to contact grants@parkpride.org to discuss proposed park improvement projects.

Small Change Grants

Park Pride’s Small Change Grant program provides matching grants up to $2,500 to community groups for the implementation of park improvement projects in City of Atlanta and DeKalb County Parks. Supported by the Cecil B. Day Foundation, these grants help communities make big differences with small park improvements.

Eligibility, Requirements, Schedule, & Selection Criteria
Applications forms are found under Downloads on the right and are accepted quarterly, see schedule below.

2016 Small Change Grant Schedule

*** Friday, March 11th at 5pm - End of Rolling Applications Deadline***
All applications not received by the end of Rolling Applications Deadline
will be deferred to the Summer Quarter Application Deadline.

  • Monday, May 2nd at 5pm - Summer Quarter Application Deadline
  • Wednesday, June 1st - Small Change Grants Awarded!
  • Monday, August 1st at 5pm - Fall Quarter Application Deadline
  • Thursday, September 1st - Small Change Grants Awarded!
  • Tuesday, November 1st at 5pm - Winter Quarter Application Deadline
  • Thursday, December 1st - Small Change Grants Awarded!

Small Change Grant
City / County Proposal Review Requirements

All applicants must present their proposal to the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation or to the DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs before submitting your application. Applications require a letter of support from the City of Atlanta or DeKalb County Parks Department.


City of Atlanta - Design Review

Second and Fourth Thursday of each month



Contact: Daniel Calvert, Urban Planner III, for Agenda Requests: djcalvert@atlantaga.gov

 


DeKalb County - Project Proposal

Monday, April 18th
Monday, July 18th
Tuesday, October 18th


Contact: Revonda Cosby, Greenspace Environmental Manager: rnmoody@dekalbcountyga.gov

 

Community Building Grants
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5pm - Grant Application Deadline

Community Building Grant program provides matching grants of up to $50,000 to community groups for the implementation of lasting improvements to parks located in the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County. Supported by The Home Depot Foundation, these grants help communities implement lasting park improvements. First time applicants may only apply for grants up to $10,000.

  • All Applicants must attend the Grant Technical Assistance Workshop in August. Stay tuned for information on how to register.

Eligibility, Requirements, Schedule, & Selection Criteria
Applications forms are found under Downloads on the right.

Community Building Grant
City / County Proposal Review Requirements

All applicants must present their proposal to the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation or to the DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs before submitting your application. Applications require a letter of support from the City of Atlanta or DeKalb County Parks Department.


City of Atlanta - Design Review

Second and Fourth Thursday of each month


Project proposals must be reviewed at the Park Design Review meeting. Please contact Daniel Calvert, Urban Planner III for Agenda Requests Daniel Calvert, Urban Planner III, for Agenda Requests: djcalvert@atlantaga.gov

 


DeKalb County - Project Proposal

Friday, September 16th


Project proposals must be submitted to DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Park & Cultural Affairs (DRPCA). Please contact Revonda Cosby, Greenspace Environmental Manager: rnmoody@dekalbcountyga.gov



Legacy Grants (City of Atlanta only)
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5pm - Grant Application Deadline

Legacy Grant program provides matching grants of $50,000 to $100,000 to community groups for the implementation of comprehensive park visions and master plans. Supported by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, these grants are only available for projects in the City of Atlanta.

  • All Applicants must attend the Grant Technical Assistance Workshop in August. Stay tuned for information on how to register.

Eligibility, Requirements, Schedule, & Selection Criteria
Applications forms are found under Downloads on the right.

Legacy Grant
City Proposal Review Requirements

All applicants must present their proposal to the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation before submitting your application. Applications require a letter of support from the City of Atlanta.


City of Atlanta - Design Review

Second and Fourth Thursday of each month

Project proposals must be reviewed at the Park Design Review meeting. Please contact Daniel Calvert, Urban Planner III for Agenda Requests Daniel Calvert, Urban Planner III, for Agenda Requests: djcalvert@atlantaga.gov



Tree Grants (City of Atlanta only)
Applications Accepted Year Round

Park Pride’s Tree Grant program provides matching grants up to $25,000 per park per year, available to neighborhood groups for the purchase of trees for planting in City of Atlanta parks. Download the grant guidelines for more information.

Applications forms are found under Downloads on the right.