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

Grant Funding for Healthy Out-of-School Time Programs Available Now

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds from the Walmart Foundation to support children’s health and wellness through park and recreation out-of-school time programs.

Grantees will receive funding to support their efforts around increasing nutritious meals served to youth through the USDA federal nutrition programs, implementing nutrition education and implementing healthy eating and physical activity standards at their sites. Funding is expected to range from $25,000-$35,000 and can be used to support programmatic expenses like marketing, transportation, large equipment purchases, nutrition education materials and more! Applications are due on March 8, 2017.

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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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