A Decade Of Funding Skateparks

Posted: May 16, 2011

Tony Hawk Foundation grants for public skateparks available now.

5/15/11 (Vista, CA) – Now in its tenth year helping fund public skateparks, the Tony Hawk Foundation launches its Summer 2011 grant season today. Municipalities and community groups throughout the United States will be applying to earn not only the cash, but the credibility of being in the select group of THF Skatepark Grant Recipients. Grant Applications for Summer 2011 Tony Hawk Foundation skatepark grants are due July 1.

Tony Hawk Foundation grants are available for the construction of free, quality public skateparks serving at-risk youth in low-income communities in the U.S. The deadline to apply for a Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grant for the Summer 2011 season is July 1. This will be the last opportunity to apply for a THF grant until 2012.

Just like facilities for more traditional sports, skateparks should be free and accessible. The Tony Hawk Foundation favors grassroots projects that involve skaters in the planning and design of the park, and that seek to build quality and durable skateparks that don’t require fees or memberships to use. Full details about Tony Hawk Foundation grant criteria are available on the Foundation’s Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org.

Since 2002, the Tony Hawk Foundation has awarded over $3.8-million in grants to 481 skatepark projects in 49 states. With 388 of those projects open and serving more than 3.5-million visitors annually, the Tony Hawk Foundation has helped fund more than twelve percent of the approximately 3,000 skateparks nationwide.


A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to promote and provide funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States—with an emphasis on the word "quality." Since then, the Foundation has awarded $3,872,350 to 481 communities. The Foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors with strong experience designing and building skateparks.

The Tony Hawk Foundation was established by a gift from Tony Hawk. Its directors raise additional funds through events, industry donations, and continuing contributions from Tony and other entities. In addition to skateparks, the Foundation also makes donations to other children-related charities, as chosen by its Board Of Directors. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Foundation's Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org.

Public Skatepark Development Guide

Public Skatepark Development Guide
Second Edition Released!

The Public Skatepark Development Guide, the indispensable handbook for public-skatepark advocates, is now available in an updated and improved second edition. First published in 2007 by the Tony Hawk Foundation, Skaters For Public Skateparks, and the International Association of Skateboard Companies, the ultimate guide for community-skatepark advocates was available for free, and supplies quickly disappeared. The new 128-page second edition features updated information and expanded chapters, including skatepark vision, advocacy, fundraising, design, and management, plus several supplements and visual aids.

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