Current Grant Opportunities
Grants Available for Out-of-School Time Programs - Apply Today!
NRPA is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds to support children’s health through park and recreation out-of-school time programs. 2014 grants will focus on three main goals:
- Increase the number of healthy meals children in low-income communities receive through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during out-of-school times.
- Provide evidence-based, age-appropriate nutrition literacy to children that create behavior change by teaching the importance of healthy eating.
- Implement nutrition and physical activity standards that increase access to healthier foods and increase opportunities for physical activity.
- Be a local government agency providing park and recreation services (e.g., municipal park and recreation department, tribal recreation department, park district, etc.)
- Serve meals/snacks through the SFSP and/or the CACFP in 2014.
Applicants not meeting the above requirements are not eligible for this grant
Availability of Funding
One-year grants are available and are expected to range from $25,000 to $35,000. Additional in-kind nutrition literacy materials valued at $10,000 will also be provided to each grantee.
Use of Funds
Grant funds will be designated for expenditures that help local park and recreation agencies achieve the stated goals of the program: increase healthy meals served to children; provide evidence-based nutrition literacy to children; and implement nutrition and physical activity standards.
Application Due Date
Applications are due at midnight ET on Thursday March 6, 2014. It is anticipated that NRPA will notify applicants by April 1, 2014.
NRPA Out-of-School Time Program Grant Application
This course teaches fundamental best practices and principles of effective and strategic fundraising for park and recreation agencies. The focus is on the process of successful solicitation from private sources of funds, particularly foundations and corporations, and is appropriate for professionals tasked with revenue development and creative partnerships.
CEUs: 0.2 Member: $40 Non-Member: $50
NRPA provides online learning resources, including an online class for fundraising. To access this class, please go to www.nrpaonlinelearning.org, login (free) and then look up fundraising.
Independent Fundraising Resources
When looking for funding and grants, there are many resources for free and for fee on the Internet. Below are just a few suggestions on where to start your research.
- Foundation Center
The Foundation Center provides both training and research information on corporate and foundation grant programs. Some services are free, but most are for a training fee or fee for database use. The Center also has offices in Atlanta, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC. The foundation database houses a collection of data of over 74,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant-making public charities. The grants database is a collection of more than 250,000 grants.
An excellent source of IRS 990 forms for both private and corporate foundations and other non-profit organizations.
- Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle is a newspaper for non-profit news publishing fundraising trends, resources, and recent grants.
- Non-profit Times
Non-profit management newspaper.
Hoovers profiles more than 12 million U.S. companies. It is a great source for employee contact information.
- Fortune Magazine
A resource for identifying companies by state and industry.
- Leadership Directories
- Google, Yahoo Finance, and other general search engines.
- Newspapers and magazines like the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, New York Times.
Interested in learning more about NRPA fundraising resources? Contact Shelley O'Brien at 703.858.2156.