Fargo Park District Foundation announces Matching Grant program

FARGO — The Fargo Park District Foundation is accepting applications for its new Matching Grant program, which provides funding for associations, organizations, clubs or individuals to partner on projects in Fargo Park District facilities or parks. The purpose of the program is to advance recreational opportunities in the city.

The program provides a dollar-for-dollar match up to $15,000, with a minimum project size of $2,500. The project sponsor must certify that they have the necessary funds for their share of the total estimated project's cost. Funds available for the 2019 grant cycle total $100,000.

Projects that receive the greatest consideration will fit into the Fargo Park District’s strategic plan, mission and vision, as well as serve a wide variety of people and can be used throughout the year. Projects should also have a developmental plan approved or reviewed by Fargo Park District. Also receiving greatest consideration are projects that are on Park District property and projects with limited operational maintenance costs over an extended time period.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, April 1, and Monday, July 1. Prior to submission, Brian Arett, foundation director, must be contacted at 701-356-1420 to conduct an initial review to ensure minimum specifications are met.

Complete Fargo Park District Foundation Matching Grant Program guidelines can be found online at fargoparks.com/park-district-foundation.html.