Apply for grants, design services for a publication or website, or fiscal sponsorship. Connect to the network of partners who can help support your work in your local park.

Want to learn more? Contact us here.

Green / Arts LIVE NYC  — Learn More

GREEN / ARTS LIVE NYC is a fund which will provide small grants, production support, and other guidance to artists, arts organizations, and community groups to produce free arts and culture performances in neighborhood parks, plazas, and community gardens this summer and fall. Learn more and find out if you are eligible to apply here.

NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund — Learn More

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our City, leaving parks and green spaces struggling. In May 2020, a coalition of national, family, and community foundations launched the NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund to respond to the most urgent needs facing organizations of any size that care for our City’s parks and open spaces.

Grant funding of $500 to $3000 is now available for groups with annual operating budgets of less than $15,000 with experience working in NYC’s open spaces and supporting community health and wellness. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 12 noon. Learn more about the NYC Green Relief and Recovery Fund here.

Capacity Fund Grant

Get funding for your park group’s ideas and efforts to improve New York City’s parks from our Capacity Fund Grant.  If you are an active community park group supporting an NYC Parks property in any of New York City’s five boroughs, you may be eligible to apply for a small grant of up to $3,000 for park projects including events, tools, websites, and outreach materials.


Learn more:

To find out more about our Capacity Fund Grant, attend an online information session. For more information or to register, scroll down to UPCOMING EVENTS.


  • March 22, 2021

Past Grantees:

Partnerships for Parks Crowdfunding Challenge

Raise funds for your NYC park or green space and have the amount you raised doubled through an ioby crowdfunding campaign. The Partnerships for Parks Crowdfunding Challenge provides up to $2,500 in matching funds to approved community projects that are hosted through ioby.



  • We are currently not accepting new applications

Generous private support is provided by the Altman Foundation and the MJS Foundation. Public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson through the Parks Equity Initiative. Presenting sponsor TD Bank.

Past Grants

Partnerships for Parks previously administered the following grants. We are currently not offering these opportunities:

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At City Parks Foundation, our mission is to encourage New Yorkers to use their neighborhood parks by offering free environmental education, arts, sports, and community-building programs that bring people into their local green spaces. Please give now if you can—we know that city parks will continue to thrive when all New Yorkers get involved.