Friday, September 25, 2020



The COVID-19 pandemic has made fundraising more challenging than ever, but with the right project idea you can still receive funding through our Capacity Fund Grant Program. We give out small grants of up to $3000 to community groups dedicated to their local parks, gardens, and green spaces. Join us at the following webinars to learn more.
Design Support Webinar. Our design support offers help with brochures, websites, postcards, banners, and business cards customized to help your group’s outreach efforts—all covered by our grant program. In this session, you will work with our art director to create a publication or website for your community group. 
Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pmREGISTER
Info Session Webinar. We’ll share everything you need to know about funding eligibility, project examples, and our timeline for announcements.
Wednesday, October 7 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmREGISTER
Application Webinar. We’ll walk through the entire project application, discussing what makes a strong response to each question as well as other best practices when applying.
Thursday, October 15 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pmREGISTER

Registration for these sessions is required and will close the day before the event. You will receive information on how to join the webinar once you register. Contact Becca Cohen at with any questions.


After a five-month suspension of It's My Park due to the pandemic, last month, hundreds of volunteers got to work in green spaces across the city for IMP-act Day. From raking leaves and removing litter to painting benches the color of the Pan-African flag to honor Black lives, community groups in all five boroughs came out to show their love for parks and their communities.

Bring in the fall by caring for your local park! We're thrilled to announce a series of It’s My Park projects in green spaces across the city for the next month. Interested in setting up a project in your park? Repy to this email and we'll connect you to an outreach coordinator to get you started.


PfP turned 25 this year and we couldn’t have done it without you! Celebrate with us by sharing memories of the work you’ve done in NYC green spaces. Post a photo and story on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #WeArePfP for a chance to be featured on our social media platforms OR featured in our upcoming exhibition "It’s Our Park: 25 Years of Communities in Action."

Your stories and photos will help us document the transformation that is possible when communities come together to effect change. Now, you can also use one of the sample posts and/or graphics in our social media toolkit to help spread the word!

Generous private support is provided by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Altman Foundation, Con Edison, the Greenacre Foundation, TD Bank, and the MJS Foundation. Public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson through the Parks Equity Initiative.

Partnerships for Parks is a joint program of City Parks Foundation and NYC Parks that supports and champions a growing network of leaders caring and advocating for neighborhood parks and green spaces. We equip people and organizations with the skills and tools needed to transform these spaces into dynamic community assets.

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