2014 Action Grant Awards

We were thrilled by the response to our Action Grant request for proposals this year. 30 groups applied for Action Grants, and we received several thousand votes for projects our supporters thought should be funded. Three projects (Jerry Day, Peace in the Park and the National AIDS Memorial Grove) were awarded based on popular votes. The remaining five were selected by a grants committee made up of SFPA CEO Matt O'Grady, an SFPA Board member, and representatives from the Recreation and Parks Department, Department of Public Works and the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee.

Here are projects that received funding in 2014:

Bloom Justice

Bloom Justice is a publicly accessible neighborhood flower garden, youth program and floral design business located at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center in the Fillmore/Western Addition...

Far Out West Garden

The Far Out West Garden is an ongoing creative collaboration between friends and neighbors that has turned a formerly neglected space into a rich and vibrant community garden. We are working...

Jerry Day

In its 12th Year, Jerry Garcia Day (@ Jerry Garcia Amphitheater) continues to be the biggest event in McLaren Park and...

Kids in Parks - Green Hairstreak Education and Restoration Project

In collaboration with Herbert Hoover Middle School, ecological conservation and restoration group Nature in the City, and community residents of the Sunset district, Kids in Parks has developed...

Palou Community Garden

Our goal is to increase our ability to improve the appearance of the Palou Community Garden with a new round of sheet mulching and the purchase of much needed equipment. Expansion of our outreach...

Peace in the Park

Peace in the Park festival brings together the diverse San Francisco and surrounding communities to unplug and explore activities of peace and happiness in an inspiring and healthy atmosphere. The...

Reclaiming the diamond at Victoria Manolo Draves Park

Reclaiming the Diamond at VMD is an 8-week program that teaches youth and children park stewardship and baseball diamond maintenance through a baseball skill development program. The program hopes...

The National AIDS Memorial Grove

The National AIDS Memorial Grove ("The Grove") was conceived in 1988 by a small group of San Franciscans whose community had been devastated by the AIDS epidemic.  They wanted to create a place...