Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Partnerships for Parks - FREE Webinars and Grants up to 12.5K



The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our City, leaving parks & green spaces struggling. In May 2020, a collective of national, family, and community foundations launched the NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund to support stewardship organizations of all sizes that care for New York City’s parks and open spaces. 

The NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund is now offering grants of $500 to $12,500 to groups with experience working in NYC’s open spaces and supporting community health and wellness. The deadline for submission is 12pm noon on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Join us at an info session webinar and learn everything you need to know about applying for funding including the timeline, priorities of the grant, and examples of successful applications.

Thursday, May 12, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm—REGISTER
Tuesday, May 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm—REGISTER



For community groups of any size, marketing and fundraising can be challenging. Join us as we welcome back our expert speakers from TD Bank, who will walk through the basics of marketing and fundraising for small nonprofits and community-based organizations dedicated to local parks. During this hour-long session, you’ll receive the tools and knowledge needed to build solid marketing and fundraising strategies that will help your group strengthen its accountability, identify potential new funders, and better plan for the future.

Join us to learn:
  • Accessible and inexpensive marketing strategies.
  • How to increase return on investment.
  • Other sources of support beyond PfP and TD Bank.
Guest speakers:
  • Amanda Foster, Vibrant Planet Relationship Manager, Office of Charitable and Community Giving, TD Bank.
  • Marcus Gonzales, Vice President, Community Business Development Office, TD Bank.
  • Anne LaFond, Art Director, Partnerships for Parks.
  • Brittany Thomas, Senior Group Manager, Digital Marketing, TD Bank.
Traducción en Español disponible.

Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm



Saturday, May 21st is Spring IMP-act Day (It’s My Park Action Day), our annual citywide park beautification day! One of our biggest volunteer days of the year, it traditionally begins our spring planting season and brings out hundreds of volunteers across New York City to clean and green local parks.

As we prepare for another busy summer season, we face a crucial time for our parks. Parks are places of reflection, relaxation, and play, and have been our place of refuge since the COVID-19 pandemic began, demonstrating how critical green space is to the overall health of our city. Join a community group near you to beautify a local park on IMP-act Day and help spread the word with our social media toolkit.

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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