Welcome to Fund Your ParkSM, the only crowdfunding site dedicated to Parks and Recreation.


Who Can Apply?

National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) invites campaign project proposals from organizations meeting the following requirements:

  1. Applicant must be a member of NRPA within the United States.
  2. Applicant must be a local, municipal or regional governmental agency (e.g., park and recreation department) or non-profit organization working in partnership with a park and recreation agency (e.g., park foundation) with full authority to implement the proposed project.


How to Pick Your Project and Funding Goal

  • Project must incorporate one or more of NRPA’s Pillars: Conservation, Health and Wellness and Social Equity.
  • Your funding goal must be realistic and achievable for the contacts within your network of donors.
  • Project should be specific and something the community will be able to get behind. You’re not simply asking people to contribute their money, you’re including them in a movement for change. Think about what your community needs and be creative!
  • Project must be able to be funded by a single campaign. If you are funding a large project, break it up into phases that each achieve a specific goal.
  • Project must be started within six months of the close of your campaign and your results must be reported back to the donors and NRPA.
  • Applicant must commit any necessary project expenses beyond those raised through this fundraiser to achieve their project's goal.
  • Applicant must have dedicated staff to conduct social media outreach and fundraising - this is a continual job throughout the 30-day life of the crowdfunding campaign. This staff will be responsible for:

                  > Creating the information for your crowdfunding project (storyline and video/photo).

                  > Collecting and organizing your contacts for your community outreach (social media, emails, traditional media, etc.).

                  > Active engagement via social media throughout the campaign.

                  > Corresponding directly with donors and fielding questions about the campaign project.