Other Resources

Park groups can access other resources, training, and upcoming and ongoing funding opportunities outside of Partnerships for Parks as they grow and seek to diversify their funding sources and to build their capacity.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES


URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY CHALLENGE COST SHARE GRANT PROGRAM
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council is looking for innovative grant proposals for program development, study, and collaboration that will address strategies in the National Ten Year Urban Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026). Funds are to support national urban forestry studies or projects on nonfederal public land that have a national, regional or multi-state coverage or application.
Wednesday May 24, 2017 | Learn more


CAPACITY FUND GRANT
Partnerships for Parks makes small grants up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and program planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood green spaces in all five boroughs.
Thursday June 1, 2017 midnight | Learn more


WALMART COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM
The Walmart Foundation offers a Community Grant Program awarding grants from $250 to $2,500. Through this program Walmart Associates support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations. Groups applying must hold nonprofit status, be a recognized government entity, or a faith-based organization.
Rolling basis until Sunday December 31, 2017 | Guidelines and Eligibility


HOME DEPOT COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT
The Home Depot Foundation offers grants up to $5,000 to 501C organizations that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community.
Rolling basis until Sunday, December 31, 2017 | Learn more



TRAININGS


INTRO TO FACILITATION WORKSHOP
Join Be Social Change and get an introduction to the basics of facilitation. You’ll learn how to be a stronger facilitator, methods to plan a collaborative session and how to brainstorm in a participatory design process.
Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | RSVP


CAPACITY FUND GRANT INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR
Join Partnerships for Parks and learn more about the June 1st Capacity Fund Grant deadline and how it can help your community group care for your local park or garden!
Thursday May 4, 2017 1:00pm-2:00pm | Register


SOIL TESTING WORKSHOPS
Join GreenThumb and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth at McCarren Park Greenmarket and get all of your soil questions answered! The workshop is free, just bring a handful of soil in a re-sealable plastic bag.
Saturday May 6 & May 13 10:00am-2:00pm | Learn more


CAPACITY FUND GRANT INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR
Join Partnerships for Parks and learn more about the June 1st Capacity Fund Grant deadline and how it can help your community group care for your local park or garden!
Wednesday May 10, 2017 6:30pm-7:30pm | Register


EAST VILLAGE STREET TREE CARE
Join NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center in partnership with the East Outside Garden as they steward street trees by removing weeds and litter and applying locally produced compost. Rain Dates: 5/18/17 and 5/31/17
Thursday May 11 & May 24, 2017 2:00pm-5:00pm | Register


PARK METRICS: EMBRACING AGENCY PERFORMANCE DATA TO BETTER SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY
Join the National Recreation and Park Association as they review the 2017 Agency Performance Review. This webinar will report key findings as well as tips and examples on how to use this resource for agency planning in an effort to make the case for greater and more stable funding to political leaders, key stakeholders, the media and the general public.
Thursday May 11 2:00pm | Register


PLANT GIVEAWAY & PERENNIAL WORKSHOP
Attend GreenThumb’s workshop at the The Battery to learn how to care for perennials and grasses. For those that sign up in advance, bare-root perennials and grasses will be available while supplies lasts.
Saturday May 13 10:00am-2:00pm | Learn more


ADVANCED FACILITATION WORKSHOP
Join Be Social Change for the second class in this two-part series and learn more on how to plan and run a successful facilitated session, highlighting strategies and techniques for successful group dynamic.
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | RSVP


GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN PARKS
Attend the National Recreation and Park Association’s free webinar “Green Infrastructure in Parks: Small-Scale, Low-Cost Green Stormwater Management Projects for Parks and Public Lands” and learn how you can easily and simply design, install, and maintain stormwater projects.
Wednesday May 24 11:00am | Register


HEALTHY TREES WORKSHOP
Join GreenThumb at Union Street Garden and learn how to successfully cultivate and care for trees in your garden. They will cover tree identification, choosing the right tree for the right site as well as how to keep your tree healthy and vigorous!
Thursday May 25 6:00pm-9:00pm | Learn more


COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
Attend Citizens Committee’s most popular workshop and learn how to address your neighborhood’s most pressing needs and target specific solutions in order to bring about meaningful community change. RSVP to Shawn at swhitehorn@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9563
Saturday June 10, Time TBD | Learn more



GIVEAWAYS


NYRP TREE GIVEAWAYS
New York Restoration Project will be giving out native tree such as Tulip Poplar, Serviceberry, Black Tupelo and more! In order to receive a tree you must agree to plant it in one of the five boroughs in either your yard or community garden, and keep it properly watered and maintained. Giveaways are at multiple locations throughout the city.
Weekends, April 22- May 6, 2017 | Find the full list here