Foundation / Corporation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
02/08/22 3:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and public entities to ensure equal access to public outdoor spaces and parks in urban areas. Interested applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding priority is given to small and mid-sized urban communities most impacted by park and green space inequities. The purpose of this program is to support upstream policy and systems change. The Foundation is interested in funding a spectrum of eligible organizations across the United States that either are in later or early stages of policy advocacy and systems change efforts to advance park equity.
The purpose of the People, Parks, and Power initiative is to increase participation of urban communities most impacted by park and green space inequities in policy advocacy and system change efforts to advance park equity. P3’s theory of change centers power building and community-driven policy initiatives led by communities of color as fulcrums for reversing longstanding park inequities. Community-based organizations that are led by people of color and build community power to influence public policy at the local level are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes groups that are already working on local, equity-focused park policy, as well as groups that may be new to this issue but have a history of advancing equity-focused policy on related issues (e.g., built environment, civil rights, climate change, community development, environmental justice, racial justice, water equity). The geographic focus of P3 is urban areas—with a particular interest in small and midsized cities (under 500,000 population). The Foundation is interested in funding a spectrum of eligible organizations across the United States, including those that are early in their park equity policy advocacy work, as well as more experienced groups that already have campaigns underway.
Grant funds may be used for staff salaries, consultant fees, data collection and analysis, meetings, supplies, initiative-related travel, other direct expenses, including a limited amount of equipment essential to the proposed effort, and indirect costs to support the applicant organization’s general operations.
For Policy Advocacy Action and Approaches, see https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1599&cfpOverviewId=#page=3.
GrantWatch ID#: 198807
Awards will be made to up to 14 sites (RWJF reserves the right to make more awards should additional funding be made available).
RWJF expects to award grants up to $500,000 each (up to $250,000 per year).
Grants will be 24 months in duration, beginning in May 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
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