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

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**The UW does not qualify for this award, but we encourage you to share this opportunity with your partners at community-based organizations and base-building groups working in low-income communities of color.**

Urban parks and green spaces—playgrounds, pocket parks, outdoor recreation facilities, open spaces, trails, gardens, and green infrastructure—are crucial for community health and well-being, a fact made clear during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite widespread appreciation for the health and environmental benefits of urban parks and green spaces, evidence shows persistent inequities in access, availability, quality of facilities, and programming, by race, place, and income. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is working to build a Culture of Health where everyone in America has a fair and just opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. Park equity is a key component of this vision. This call for proposals seeks especially small and mid-sized urban communities most impacted by park and green space inequities to participate in People, Parks, and Power: A National Initiative for Green Space, Health Equity, and Racial Justice (P3)—a joint effort of RWJF and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, led and managed by Prevention Institute.


  • Applicant organizations must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or non functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
  • Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.
  • Organizations that are fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) entity that meet all other eligibility criteria are eligible.
  • Coalitions are eligible if the lead applicant organization meets all other eligibility criteria. In the case of a coalition, one organization must be the lead applicant and will be responsible for administrative oversight of the grant. Universities or academic institutions are not eligible to be the lead applicant, but they may serve as a coalition partner to the lead applicant.
  • Applicant organizations must demonstrate the capacity to manage awards of this size, either directly or with the benefit of technical assistance.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

Deadline: 11/4/2021

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