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Our Grantmaking

One of the most unique things about the Foundation is the fact that the members of the Board of Trustees themselves seek out and develop funding opportunities rather than relying on grant request submissions.  The Trustees are able to recommend two types of grants each year. The first is a “Trustee Grant” of $30,000 to a program typically in the region of the country where they live.  The second is a “Special Grant” that may be as large as $100,000.  While the smaller Trustee Grants in some ways can be considered venture capital that allow an organization to try something new, the larger Special Grants are typically given to more mature programs with real growth potential.  Both of these types of grants remain in place as we move forward, however we are always exploring new and innovative ways of achieving our mission. 

The National Recreation Foundation accepts no unsolicited grant proposals.
Grants are only generated by its Trustees.