The 2020 Grant Cycle is now open. The process begins with submission of a Letter of Inquiry that must include the following information:
Name of Organization
Address, Email and Phone Numbers
Name of Program/Project
Scope of Program/Project and Impact
Amount of Funds Requested
Indicate Appropriate Parks Department Approval
Recognition Opportunities for Spokane Parks Foundation
Please submit your Letter of Inquiry by midnight, November 16th, 2019 to Terri@spokaneparksfoundation.org.
Your Letter of Inquiry should be a brief snapshot of your project/program. If appropriate, you will be asked to submit an application for funding.
Questions? Please contact the Spokane Parks Foundation office at (509) 326-5233.
Planting Roots. Growing Community.
We are pleased to announce the following projects and programs throughout Spokane County were funded through donations made to the Spokane Parks Foundation. Many of these projects benefit under-served youth and all help to ensure our parks and recreational activities are accessible for all.
Here’s a snapshot of what YOU funded:
C.O.P.S Mounted Patrol: Funds will cover professional horse training for volunteers who serve with the community outreach Mounted Patrol Unit.
Operation Healthy Family’s Ballers Youth Sports Club: Funds from the Foundation will help purchase uniforms for low-income youth taking part in the summer basketball camp.
The Spokane Eastside Reunion Associates (SERA): operates a youth basketball camp during the summer at Underhill Park. This 8 week program has approximately 120 ballers between the ages of 6 and 16 who learn basketball skills four days a week in the summer. The grant funds transportation, meals, shoes, breakfast and lunch for the youth.
Spokane Police Activities League (PAL): This grant funds t-shirts, water, socks, new equipment and an end of year BBQ for this 6 week program taking place in 3 low income parks.
SpokFest: Summer Parkways is a 4-mile mobile block party between Manito and Comstock Parks. Taking place on June 20th from 6 – 9 PM, the project closes city streets on the route. In addition to meeting neighbors, activity stations along the way make this a fun, safe event.
Spokane Valley Police Activities League (PAL): Grant funds will provide equipment, jerseys, shoes, water bottles, lunches, bus passes, and more for Spokane Valley’s PAL program.
City of Spokane Parks and Recreation: The following programs received grant funds from the Foundation:
Therapeutic Recreation Services: Funds will be used as needed for Powderhounds, Funshine Day Camp, and Adaptive Ski and Snowboard programs.
Outdoor Adventure Camp - The grant will fund scholarships for low-income participants, allowing them an opportunity to spend part of their summer exploring the great outdoors.
Ultimate Sports Camp – Scholarship recipients will enjoy BMX, skateboarding, rugby, tennis, games and pool time during this sports camp.
Corbin Art Summer Kids Camp
Adaptive Staff Training: This one-day program will provide 15 staff members with disability sensitivity and risk management training.
Mobile Rec Program: Programming is provided through a mobile unit to children in lower socioeconomic parks and neighborhoods.