Tony Hawk Foundation: Skateparks

Posted by on May 21, 2012

Tony Hawk Foundation Offers Support for Skatepark Construction in Low-Income Areas
Deadline: July 2, 2012

As part of its mission to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth, the Tony Hawk Foundation provides grants to encourage and facilitate the design, development, construction, and operation of high-quality public skateparks serving at-risk youth in low-income areas across the United States.

The foundation favors grassroots projects that involve skaters in the planning and design of the skatepark and that seek to build quality, permanent skateparks that do not require fees or memberships to use them. To be eligible for a grant, skatepark projects must feature cast-in-place concrete (shotcrete) or permanent precast concrete designs (that do not feature steel transition plates).

The applicant must be a 501(c)(3) public charity or a state or local agency (including public school systems or public projects).

There is no limit to the number of times an organization or community can apply for a Tony Hawk Foundation grant, though any applicant may only receive one Tony Hawk Foundation grant over $1,000. Grant recipients that have received no more than $1,000 from the Tony Hawk Foundation may re-apply for another grant.

Grants will range from $1,000 to $25,000. The foundation awards grants to about a dozen communities during each of its two annual grant seasons. The foundation also may offer technical assistance on design and construction, promotional materials, training materials, and safety information, and may facilitate support from vendors, suppliers, and community leaders.

Applications must be received by July 2, 2012, for the summer 2012 grant cycle; awards will be announced in August.

Visit the Tony Hawk Foundation Web site for complete program information, the grant application worksheet, and information on previously funded projects. The online application form will become available on June 15, 2012.

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