Impact Grant


The Impact Grant is intended to support large, community-initiated, physical park improvement projects, as well as master plan implementations and place-making. One grant for $100,000 is awarded annually through a highly competitive process with a grant period of 24 months. Check out our Community and Neighborhood Grants for smaller projects. Below are the specific requirements and some helpful information for those interested in applying for the Impact Grant.

Potential applicants should attend a grants info session before applying. When you are ready to apply, please click the button below to access the application.


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Q: What types of projects are funded?

The Impact Grant will support physical improvement projects on land owned and managed by the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department, including master plan implementation and place-making projects.

Q: What types of projects are preferable?

A: Preference will be given to projects that

  • Establish a unique identity for the park
  • Reach a diverse user group and encourage positive use of the park
  • Have broad community support
  • Include a strong matching component, including volunteer labor, in-kind contributions, or a substantial cash match from new or recent fundraising
Q: Who should apply?

A: Adopt-A-Park groups are welcome to apply.

Q: When should we apply?

A: All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a grants information class prior to applying (check our calendar page for upcoming sessions). Applications are due October 30.

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