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District's Matching Gifts Program helps fund additional amenities for residents

District's Matching Gifts Program helps fund additional amenities for residents

Jan 24 2018

There’s an easy way to stretch dollars to purchase equipment, complete a project or make improvements to a District park or property. The Matching Gifts Program encourages neighborhoods, homeowner associations, sports groups, businesses and other organizations to partner with us in the continuing development and improvement of District parks, facilities and programs.

The Program allows your funds to be matched with District funds to leverage dollars for a project or purchase of equipment. South Suburban’s Matching Gifts Program also creates the opportunity for interested groups and individuals to provide a meaningful gift to the community.

Requests for funding must be in writing and meet certain requirements. Applications of less than $2,000 are more likely to be approved for funding than applications in excess of the amount. Applications for the Matching Gifts Program are due March 2, 2018.

The Board of Directors has allocated up to $15,000 to the Matching Gifts Program for 2018. All projects approved will be completed in 2018. Examples of eligible projects include development or improvements to playgrounds; general park improvements, e.g., benches, drinking fountains; special equipment to support group activities, e.g., scoreboards, athletic equipment; and beautification projects, e.g., trees, flower and shrub beds and more.

To learn more, read the program guidelines, and complete the 2018 Matching Gifts Application.  Don't delay; applications are due by 5 pm on March 2, 2018.