Partnerships for Parks offers grants to community groups working in New York City parks to strengthen their outreach, membership, and program-planning capacity. For more information, guidelines, and applications, please click on the links below.

Capacity Fund Grants

The Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grant supports community groups dedicated to parks with funding for projects to build their capacity. Formed through our work with community groups over many years, we see capacity as having three inter-related components for groups: self-awareness, ability, and sustainability.

There are three grant cycles per year. 2014 deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 1. Applications must be received by 6pm.

Resources for Park Groups

Park groups can access other resources and funding opportunities outside of Partnerships for Parks as they grow and seek to diversify their funding sources. Please visit this page to view upcoming and ongoing grant opportunities.

For more information, contact Kathryn Trainor at or 212-676-1929.