Funding Your Park


Park Pride Matching Grant Programs


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 contactgrants@parkpride.org to discuss proposed park improvement projects.

Types of Grants:

Small Change Grants

  • Applications accepted anytime throughout the year
  • Matching grants of $100 to $2,500
  • These grants help communities make big differences with small park improvements
  • Available for projects in the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County
  • Supported by the Cecil B. Day Foundation

Click for Small Change Grant Application

Community Building Grants

  • Applications* due Monday, October 26, 2015 at 5pm to grants@parkpride.org
  • Matching grants ranging from $1,000 to $50,000
  • These grants help communities implement lasting park improvements
  • Available for projects in the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County
  • Supported by The Home Depot Foundation

Click for Community Building Grant Application

Legacy Grants

  • Applications* due Monday, October 26, 2015 at 5pm to grants@parkpride.org
  • Matching grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000
  • These grants support community implementation of comprehensive park visions and master plans
  • Available for projects in the City of Atlanta only
  • Supported by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

Click here for Legacy Grant Application

Tree Grants

  • Matching grants of up to $25,000 per park per year are available to neighborhood groups for the purchase of trees in City of Atlanta parks.
  • Download the grant guidelines for more information.

Click here for Tree Grant Application

*2015/2016 Community Building and Legacy Grants Information and Schedule

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR A GRANT DURING THE 2015/2016 GRANT CYCLE IS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26TH AT 5PM TO grants@parkpride.org

Below is the 2015 / 2016 Grant Application Schedule. Please read carefully and note important meetings and deadlines.

First time applicants may not apply for a grant greater than $10,000, and must attend the Grant Technical Assistance Workshop on October 3rd from 10am - 12pm. Register now.

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

Community Building Grant Application
Legacy Grant Application

Grant Schedule

  • Wednesday, September 9th at 7am - Grant Focused PARC Meeting
  • Thursday, September 10th, 24th and October 8th, 22nd at 2pm - City of Atlanta Park Design Review
  • TBA - DeKalb Parks Director Conceptual Plan Review Deadline
  • Saturday, October 3rd from 10am 12pm - Grant Technical Assistance Workshop (required for Friends of the Park groups who have never received a Park Pride grant, highly recommend for all applicants) - Register now
  • Wednesday, October 7th from 12pm - 1pm - Grant Technical Assistance Webinar (applicants who cannot make Saturday workshop please contact Jessica Morehead, (jessica@parkpride.org, to register for this webinar).
  • Wednesday October 14th at 7am - PARC Meeting
  • Monday, October 26th at 5pm - Applications Due (Submit to grants@parkpride.org)
  • November 1st December 15th - Site visits (Community Building & Legacy Grants)
  • January 2016 - Grants awarded