July 12, 2019

Grants for Skate Parks - Applications due September 3

Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grants - Applications due September 3

More information. 

The primary mission of the Tony Hawk Foundation is to promote high quality, public skate parks in low-income areas throughout the United States, and to support International programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding.

Only organizations seeking to build free, public skate parks in low-income communities in the United States may apply for a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation.

The foundation primarily considers skatepark projects that:

  • are designed and built from concrete by qualified and experienced skatepark contractors
  • include local skaters throughout the planning, fundraising, and design process
  • are in low-income areas and/or areas with a high population of “at-risk” youth
  • can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment to the project, particularly in the form of fundraising by local skateboarders and other community groups
  • have a creative mix of street obstacles (rails, ledges, stairs, etc.) and transition/vert terrain (quarter pipes, bowls, halfpipes, etc.)
  • don’t require skaters or their parents to sign waivers
  • encourage skaters to look after their own safety and the safety of others without restricting their access to the park or over-regulating their use of it
  • are open during daylight hours, 365 days a year
  • don’t charge an entrance fee
  • are in areas that currently have no skateboarding facilities.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a public charity, organized under IRC Sec. 501(C)(3), and qualified under IRC Sec. 170(B)(1)(A), or a state or local agency, including public school systems or public projects.

    Program Contact:   See online FAQs for additional information or connect with the Tony Hawk Foundation via this website.