Deadline: December 15, 2011
The TKF Foundation has announced the creation of the Open Spaces Sacred Places (OSSP) National Awards Program. The program seeks to generate research that may help encourage decision-makers to support contemplative green spaces as a public investment and essential civic amenity. Grants will be awarded from a total funding pool of $5 million to cross-disciplinary teams that conceptualize, plan, design, and implement a physical space; conduct associated research studies; and disseminate findings.
In advance of the regular deadline (June 30, 2012), the foundation has issued a Request for Planning Grant Proposals, an optional first-phase grant opportunity that will provide funding to teams for a planning period.
Applicants may apply for a planning grant of up to $50,000. Up to ten planning grants will be awarded to enable recipients to assess needs and resources, forge necessary community and institutional relationships, build capacity and assemble robust project teams, and develop site and research design approaches.
Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organizations that are classified as public charities and not as private foundations. Projects must have both an institutional and a community-based partner.
TKF Foundation Grant- Open Spaces Sacred Places