Governments, many foundations and corporations are strong supporters of good parks and they have funding available to help you make a difference in your park. Contact us if you have a question, a problem or if you have ideas for additional funding sources that we could list.
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation will commit up to $5 million in aggregate over the next three years to fund innovative new park initiatives across the City of Toronto. Working in partnership with Toronto Park People, Toronto’s nonprofit catalyst for better parks, the Weston Family Parks Challenge will support projects that spark new ways to operate parks and engage the public with community and nature.
Evergreen provides funding for community stewardship initiatives in partnership with Toyota (for schools) and WalMart (for parks and community groups).
Grants for playground and park improvements.
Grants and resources for improving playgrounds.
Live Green Toronto offers various levels of grants, including:
- Live Green Toronto Community Investment Program (CIP): Up to $25,000 for community projects on greening or improving sustainability.
- Live Green Toronto Capital Projects Fund (CPF): $25,000-250,000 for larger scale projects involving physical construction and structures --new or retrofits
Operating and capital grants to support community work and park improvements.
Up to $5,000 for projects within these areas of focus:
- Protecting and preserving the Canadian Environment
- Assisting young Canadians in understanding and participating in Environmental activities
- Supporting urban renewal such as environmental projects to rejuvenate smaller or at-risk neighbourhoods and “main streets"
- Enhancing cooperation among environmental organizations
Small grants for park-based projects that sustain and enhance Toronto’s parkland.