People, Parks, and Power Funding Opportunity

People, Parks, and Power (P3) https://preventioninstitute.org/projects/people-parks-and-power is a new funding opportunity that supports the work of grassroots and community-based collaboratives. This opportunity is valuable to advancing equity and community engagement aims in the parks, open space, greenspace, and stormwater infrastructure policy advocacy arenas. P3 is a joint effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, led and managed by Prevention Institute. The initiative is designed to fund policy advocacy and base-building groups led by people of color to advance policy and systems changes in the park equity and greenspace arena.

Through this new initiative, $7 million in funding is available for community-based organizations and base-building groups working to advance park and green space equity in urban areas across the U.S. through local policy and systems change. Applicants don’t need to have been focused on park equity before—they just need to show a track record of power building and local policy advocacy. P3 will fund groups to flex their organizing, power building, and policy advocacy skills to address longstanding park and green space inequities in communities of color.

Letters of Intent are due by November 4, 2021. If you’d like additional information about the P3 initiative, visit this website: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2021/people-parks-and-power-a-national-initiative-for-green-space-health-equity-and-racial-justice.html, the Call for Proposals, theory of change and a framing paper, and Changing the Landscape: People, Parks, and Power. If you have any questions, please reach out to Manal J. Aboelata at manal@preventioninstitute.org or Rachel Bennett at rachelb@preventioninstitute.org.

People, Parks, and Power: A National Initiative for Green Space, Health Equity, and Racial Justice