Grants for Park Stewardship in Philadelphia

The Trust for Public Land makes parks and protects open space first and foremost for people. We believe that green, public spaces ensure everyone can enjoy healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Through the generosity of local philanthropists, we are now able to broaden our ability to deliver on this promise in Philadelphia by offering grants to support park stewardship and activation.

All 501(c)(3) accredited organizations are invited to apply for a Philadelphia Stewardship Grant Award. Grant applications must be received by February 20, 2019. Grant award amounts can range from $300 to $1,500.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their request online; we will accept hard copy submissions as well. We are glad to work with you to increase the accessibility of the process, please contact us at phlstewardship@tpl.org if you would like to coordinate alternative accommodations for your submission request.

One important detail to convey in your application is how the community supports your unique project, idea, or event. Only organizations serving these park sites completed by The Trust for Public Land in Philadephia will qualify to receive funds in the current round:

  • 37th and Mount Vernon Playground
  • Alexander Adaire Elementary School
  • Jose Manuel Collazo Playground
  • Conestoga Playground
  • William Cramp School
  • William Dick Elementary School
  • Hank Gathers Recreation Center
  • Lanier Playground
  • George W Nebinger School
  • John M Patterson Elementary School
  • Edwin M Stanton School
  • John H Taggart Elementary School

For complete information relating to the grant requirements, the selection process, and the grant application form, download the PDFs below.

We are grateful to all of the supporters who made these grant awards possible. If you'd like to contribute to grow the amounts we can distribute for neighborhood parks and green schoolyard projects in Philadelphia, please contact Samantha Piccolo.