The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) periodically posts information about grant and fundraising opportunities that are available for park and recreation agencies.

Current Grant Opportunities

Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework Application for Pilot Sites and Free Technical Assistance 

The Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework is intended to be used as a guide that will engage leaders and community members in an ongoing process to ensure that community policies and practices support safe and equitable access to parks.

Through this call for pilot sites, NRPA is seeking to select ten park and recreation agencies along with their partners, to receive free technical assistance and test the effectiveness of the Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework in implementing sustainable and effective changes that ensure people are safe and feel safe walking to and using their local park.

Find out more during our webinar January 25th at 2pm ET. 

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Fundraising Resources

Fundraising Strategies Online Class

NRPA provides online learning resources, including an online class for fundraising.

This course teaches best practices and principles of effective and strategic fundraising for park and recreation agencies. CEUs: 0.3

Member: $50 | Non-Member: $65


Independent Fundraising Resources

When looking for funding and grants, there are many resources available on the Internet. Below are just a few suggestions on where to start your research.

  1. Foundation Center: Provides both training and research information on corporate and foundation grant programs. The grants database is a collection of thousands of grants.
  2. Guidestar: An excellent source of IRS 990 forms for foundations and other non-profit organizations.
  3. Chronicle of Philanthropy: The Chronicle is a newspaper for non-profit news publishing, fundraising trends, resources, and recent grants.
  4. Non-profit Times: Non-profit management newspaper.
  5. Hoovers: Profiles millions of U.S. companies. It is a great source for employee contact information.
  6. Fortune Magazine: A resource for identifying companies by state and industry.
  7. Leadership Directories
  8. Google, Yahoo Finance, and other general search engines.
  9. Newspapers and magazines like the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, New York Times.

If you are interested in learning more about NRPA's fundraising resources please contact Rachel Banner at 703.858.2159.

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