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


EVERY DAY CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS
National Environmental Education Foundation’s 2017 Every Day Capacity Building Grant provides Friends Groups with grants of up to $5,000 to help build their organizational capacity to serve public lands. Groups must have nonprofit status or be fiscally sponsored in order to apply.
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | Learn more

GREENING STEM GRANT FOR EDUCATORS
National Environmental Education Foundation’s 2017 Greening STEM Grant for Educators will fund programs that support the integration of Green STEM into place-based, hands-on learning experiences on a public land or waterway. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Date/Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017 | Learn more

GREENING STEM GRANT FOR EDUCATORS
The Community Resource Exchange’s CRE Rising Fund connects their expert consultants with small nonprofit to complete no-cost consulting engagements. These projects help the selected nonprofits further meet the needs of their target populations.
Date/Time: Friday, April 28, 2017 | Learn more

OUR STREETS & SPACES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Fund for Public Health NYC, on behalf of the  Building Healthy Communities initiative is currently accepting proposals for community based organizations and groups interested in activating their neighborhood’s streets and public places with healthy engagement. Eligible neighborhoods include: Morrisania, Mott Haven, Hunts Point, East Harlem, and Brownsville.
Date/Time: Monday, May 1, 2017 | Find proposals here

EAST HARLEM WALKS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Fund for Public Health NYC, on behalf of the  Building Healthy Communities initiative is currently accepting proposals for community based organizations and groups interested in activating the East Harlem Community Walking Trail, a 3.5 mile pathway along East Harlem sidewalk that runs along 106th and 115th street.  |
Date/Time: Monday, May 1, 2017 Find proposals here

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. Date/Time: 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.
Date/Time: Rolling basis until Sunday, December 31, 2017 | Learn more

TRAININGS


NONPROFIT FORMATION FUNDAMENTALS SERIES
Join Foundation Center and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest for their series on Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals. A total of four free classes will help individuals gain a basic understanding and the skills needed to start a nonprofit organization. The classes include: (1) Legal Considerations Before Starting a Nonprofit, (2) Financial Management Basic for Newly Established Nonprofits, (3) Best Practices for Good Governance and Board Development and (4) Fundraising Essentials for Newly Established Nonprofits.
Date/Time: Tuesdays, April 4-25, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am | Series Info

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT BUDGET
Attend Foundation Center’s webinar for an introduction to project budgets where you’ll learn step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard budget for a foundation proposal. These can include income, expenses, and other financial documents.
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Register

ORGANIZING FOR GARDEN SUCCESS: BYLAWS
Attend GreenThumb’s free workshop and discuss methods for developing bylaws and garden rules so that your group has the tools needed for successful for community building, governance, and decision-making.
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Learn more

INTRODUCTION TO FISCAL SPONSORSHIP
Join Fractured Atlas  for an introduction and overview of fiscal sponsorship. They’ll discuss the criteria, benefits, and application for their fiscal sponsorship program.
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Register here

INTRODUCTION TO FINDING GRANTS
Join Foundation Center and discover what funders want in nonprofits that are seeking grants and how to find potential funders. This class will review who funds nonprofits, what funders want to know, and how to approach a potential funder.
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Register here

CROWDFUNDING FOR YOUR CAUSE
This Foundation Center webinar will help develop effective peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, understand the components of a successful campaign, and identify donor motivations. This webinar costs $50.00 to attend.
Date/Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Register here

STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
Attend Be Social Change’s storytelling workshop and learn how to use narrative to communicate, inspire, and activate your community.
Date/Time: Monday, April 17 at 7:00 pm - 9:00pm | Learn more

SEED BOMB WORKSHOP
Join Lower East Side Ecology Center and explore what makes a healthy workshop in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn about the soil nutrient cycle, the role compost plays in that cycle, and make Native Wildflower Seed Bombs.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 pm - 2:00pm  | Register here

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.
Date/Time: Weekends, April 22- May 6, 2017 | Find the full list here