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.

Project Orange Thumb Grant
Friday, February 10, 2017
FISKARS will choose 30 recipients from this year’s applicants to receive $3,500 in gift cards and tools to help support their goals of neighborhood beautification and horticultural education.

Catalyst Grant
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The North Star Fund is offering grants of $5,000 or $10,000 to new groups that are engaged in legislative advocacy, shifting cultural or public perception, or changes at the local level. The seed money awarded will further the group’s ability to expand their community organizing with a focus on building more leaders and involving more people.

Fy 18 Discretionary Funding
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
All not for profit community-based organizations that wish to apply for discretionary funding for FY 2018 must submit a Discretionary Funding Expense Application.

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Grant - Full Proposal
Wednesday, February 25, 2017
If groups submitted a pre-application to Ben & Jerry's Foundation back in October 2016 and were invited to submit full proposals for The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program they are due!  The next round of pre-application review opens February 1, 2017.

NDEC Urban Forestry Grant
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications to fund urban forestry projects that will enhance landscapes and provide green spaces in urban access areas.

Inwood Parks Grant
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Partnerships for Parks’ Inwood Parks Grant, made possible by Columbia University, provides grants of $500-$15,000 to community groups and nonprofit organizations for small NYC Parks-approved physical improvements, events, and programming in Inwood Hill, Muscota Marsh, and Isham Park.

Master Composter Certificate Program
This NYC Compost Project’s certificate program is an advanced composting course that teaches participants how to support, develop, and maintain community-based composting projects across all five boroughs.  There are multiple opportunities in all boroughs!

Advanced Facilitation Skills
Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Be Social Change for their workshop on facilitation and strengthen your ability to guide collaborative group sessions and establish yourself as a leader.

Introduction To Fundraising Planning
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Attend GrantSpace’s introductory class and learn how to make your case for support, diversify your organization's fundraising base, and create a plan for action.

Media Tools Workshop
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Attend Citizens Committee's Neighborhood Leadership Institute training and learn how to increase public support for your group by framing your message and alerting local media.
RSVP to Shawn at swhitehorn@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9563

Introduction To Proposal Writing
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Attend GrantSpace’s introductory class and receive an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Nonprofit Incorporation & Tax Exemption Class
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Attend GrantSpace’s workshop and learn more about the process of forming a nonprofit organization. The workshop will address what it means to be nonprofit and tax-exempt, the advantages and disadvantages, and legal considerations before applying.

Design Thinking Fundamentals Workshop
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Be Social Change and learn a new process for generating new ideas and ways to efficiently brainstorm solutions.

Navigating City Government Workshop
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Attend Citizens Committee's Neighborhood Leadership Institute training and learn how city government functions and how to have your community issues addressed.
RSVP to Shawn at swhitehorn@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9563

Intro To Facilitation Workshop
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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.

Grassroots Fundraising Workshop
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Attend Citizens Committee's Neighborhood Leadership Institute training and learn how to support your group’s work with community fundraising efforts.
RSVP to Shawn at swhitehorn@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9563

Greenthumb Grow Together Conference
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Join GreenThumb for the official kickoff of the gardening season! The conference will have more than 30 workshops on garden related topics such as food systems education, kids activities, vegetable growing techniques and designing your community garden for the present and future.