Grants for Greening

Parks & People offers small grants and technical assistance to grassroots and community-based groups to transform, activate and maintain public parks and green spaces as places to grow, learn, play and enjoy.

Learn more, receive resources and get assistance for neighborhood greening projects. Click here to get started by telling us about your ideas and your work.

Upcoming Opportunities


Parks & People will accept proposals requesting up to $2,000 from groups seeking funds to expand, enhance or maintain an established project by March 15, 2017.

Enhancement grants will support projects in vacant lots in the following neighborhoods targeted by Baltimore City:

  • Boyd-Booth
  • Broadway East
  • Carrolton Ridge
  • Druid Heights
  • Greater Mondawmin
  • Harlem Park
  • Penn North
  • Sandtown Winchester
  • Shipley Hill
  • South Clifton Park

Applicants must be invited to apply. The process is simple:

  1. Any community group interested in seeking funds or assistance should contact us by completing a simple form
  2. Groups interested in receiving enhancement grant funding should complete the form by 3/8/17.
  3. We will follow up with a phone call to discuss your project. If the project matches our grant criteria we’ll provide you with a project plan template that can be submitted as an application, which will be due by 3/15/17.

Events and Workshops

  • April 15: TreeBaltimore Fruit Tree Fair

  • May 20: Spring project planning workshop and plant giveaway RSVP required

  • June 7: Fundraising planning workshop RSVP required