Funding Capital Projects

Grantmaking Program

From the smallest clean-up project to a full-scale park overhaul, Park Pride’s Grantmaking Program awards funding to community groups seeking to revitalize their neighborhood greenspaces.

Established in 2004, Park Pride’s Grantmaking Program is designed to support Friends of the Park groups taking on larger projects as they grow and develop capacity.

Funding for Capital Improvements

Awards are available from $250 to $100,000 or more for capital improvements that include (but are not limited to) amenities such as:

  • new playgrounds
  • bridges and piers
  • ADA-accessibility upgrades
  • kiosks and signage
  • walking paths or trails
  • exercise equipment
  • community gardens
  • green infrastructure (rain gardens or bioswales)
  • art installations
  • and much more!

Committed to Equity

Everyone deserves access to a quality park in their neighborhood. Therefore, Park Pride’s Grantmaking Program is structured to ensure that all communities have the ability to pursue capital improvements for their local parks. 

To make our funding accessible for all, our Grantmaking Program is structured to waive the matching funds requirement for eligible grant recipients in historically disinvested neighborhoods. Additionally, since 2020 Park Pride has deployed at least 50% of award dollars to Friends of the Park groups in low-income neighborhoods in the City of Atlanta.


Friends of the Park Groups

Registered Friends of the Park groups are invited to engage in Park Pride’s Grantmaking Program. Select the appropriate option below for whether you’re interested in applying for funding or to manage your grant award.


Apply for Park Improvement Funding

Park Pride awards grants for capital park improvements through a competitive application process. If you’re a member of a registered Friends of the Park group who’d like to apply for funding for your local park, begin here!


Get Started

Manage Your Grant

If you’ve been awarded a Park Pride grant, access the Grant Award Portal below to manage your grant timeline, access agreements and forms, request funds, submit reports, and more. This is a password protected portal intended only for Friends of the Park groups with open Park Pride grants. Please reach out to the program contact if you need the password.


Grant Award Portal