Skatepark Grant Funds Available

Posted: May 21, 2012

Summer 2012 Tony Hawk Foundation grant season is open.

5/22/12 (Vista, CA) – The Tony Hawk Foundation helps fund the construction of public skateparks through its twice-annual grant program. The summer 2012 grant season is now open, and communities planning to build free public skateparks that serve at-risk youth may apply through July 2, 2012 for grants worth up to $25,000. Deadline for completing Tony Hawk Foundation skatepark grant applications is is midnight, July 2, 2012.

The Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 to assist communities in their efforts to create safe, sanctioned places for youth to skate. Through its Technical Assistance program, THF staff work with community groups and local leaders to plan their parks, and over the past decade the THF Grant Program has helped to fund over 500 skateparks in all 50 states.

The Tony Hawk Foundation online grant application is currently available on the Foundation’s Web site through July 2, 2012. For more information, including details about Tony Hawk Foundation grants and eligibility, please visit


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 $4,072,350 to 505 communities in all 50 States. 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, 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 You can also visit THF on facebook at, on Twitter @THawkFoundation, and on Instagram @tonyhawkfoundation.

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