Announcing Local Challenge Grants

Anchorage Park Foundation Challenge Grants

The Anchorage Park Foundation is seeking applicants who want to make a difference in a neighborhood park or trail.

Have you always wanted to do something to improve your neighborhood park or trail? Does your community garden need some help to grow? Have a great project but not enough funds? Citizens can now apply for an Anchorage Park Foundation Challenge Grant.

The Anchorage Park Foundation challenges you to help us make improvements to our local parks and trails. APF will match $1 for every $1 in cash, materials, or volunteer labor that you can raise for your project. Together, we can improve our parks and public lands.

APF will match money raised, volunteer time and in-kind donations $1 for $1.

Since 2006, APF has awarded 61 Challenge Grants for park and trail improvements throughout Anchorage, featuring a wide variety of projects, including: facility upgrades; garden improvements; art installations; and recreation opportunities. As a result of past APF Challenge Grants, the Anchorage community has significantly revitalized our parks.

APF will be accepting applications until Friday, March 22nd. Two free workshops are scheduled for the evenings of February 11th at Spenard Recreation Center and 27th at Fairview Recreation Center, where applicants will have the opportunity to work with volunteer landscape architects on their applications.

Applications available in English and Spanish. Visit to to download.

The Anchorage Park Foundation is building Healthy Parks & Healthy People by mobilizing public support and financial resources for Anchorage parks, trails, and recreation opportunities.

For the past six years, the Anchorage Park Foundation has been making it possible for volunteer and investors like you to make park improvements that affect our whole community, one neighborhood at a time. APF works tirelessly to build community through three main programs: Challenge Grants, Neighborhood Park Improvements, and Youth Employment in Parks.  It is a place for you to invest in our community parks, trails, and the neighborhood places you love.

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