Greening grants available from Parks & People Foundation


Neighbors construct the Farm's first hoop house with Parks & People funds (10/9/10)

Over the years, Parks & People Foundation has provided the funding needed to launch or maintain many Reservoir Hill greening projects, from planting trees and improving community gardens to cleaning up median strips and vacant lots. In fact, Whitelock Community Farm's first-ever grant was a Parks & People neighborhood greening grant to purchase supplies for a hoop house.

Whether you're interested in a Parks & People Neighborhood Greening Grant (up to $1,000 for any community project) or a Partnership for Parks Grants (up to $5,000 for projects on land owned by Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks), here is all the information you'll need to navigate the upcoming grant deadlines (courtesy of Parks & People's website):

Spring 2013 deadlines:

Letter of intent – December 28, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.Grant application – January 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

To be eligible for funding, all applicants are required to:

  1. Send a representative to a grant application training workshop
  2. Submit a letter of intent
  3. Participate in a consultation with a Parks & People representative before submitting an application
  4. Take part in a site visit with a Parks & People representative
  5. Submit a completed application

Partnerships for Parks Grants Workshops

November 20, 2012; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Dept. of Recreation & Parks office, Peach Room (lower level)

Druid Hill Park - 3001 East Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21211

December 4, 2012; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dept. of Recreation & Parks office, Peach Room (lower level)

Druid Hill Park - 3001 East Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21217

Neighborhood Greening & Clean Water Grants Workshops

November 15, 2012; 6:00—8:00 p.m.

Zeta Center for Healthy & Active Aging

4501 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215

November 28, 2012; 6:00—8:00 p.m.

Bon Secours Community Works

26 North Fulton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21223

December 6, 2012; 6:00—8:00 p.m.


1212 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21213

December 12, 2012; 6:00—8:00 p.m.

Parks & People Foundation

Stieff Silver Building 800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 010, Baltimore, MD 21211(Enter at rear of building)

Please RSVP at least four days prior to the workshop you plan to attend.

To RSVP, please email Valerie Shane or call her at (410) 448-5663 ext. 111. Returning applicants are encouraged to send a representative who has not attended in the past. If you can't make one of the workshops, please email Valerie Rupp or call her at (410) 448-5663 ext. 114 prior to the final workshop for the round to arrange a time to review program requirements and resources.


Spring Projects

Fall Projects

Letter of intent

Second to the last Friday of December by 5:00 p.m.

Second to the last Friday of June by 5:00 p.m.

Application Deadline

Last Friday of January by 5:00 p.m.

Last Friday of July by 5:00 p.m.

Advisory Committee Review

Late February

Early September


Late March

Early October

For more information, email Valerie Rupp, Community Greening Manager or call her at (410) 448-5663 ext. 114.