THF Grant Application Example

The questions below reflect the array of questions present in the THF grant application. This is not a grant application! This is only a worksheet.

Skatepark Location
City and state where the skatepark will be located.

Skatepark Project Name
What is the skatepark project or advocacy group’s name?

Your Name and Address
Name
Address, City, State, ZIP
Phone, Email

Sharing Preference
May we include your contact information in a directory to be shared with other skatepark projects?

Organizational Details

Submitting Organization
What is the mailing address of the applying organization or agency?
Address, City, State, ZIP
Phone, Website
Organization Type (Government Agency, Nonprofit Organization, etc.)

Governing Board Members
What are the names and contact information of the first three members of your governing board, (e.g., President, Secretary, and Treasurer)?

First Governing Member Name and Address
Name
Address, City, State, ZIP
Phone, Email

Second Governing Member Name and Address
Name
Address, City, State, ZIP
Phone, Email

Third Governing Member Name and Address
Name
Address, City, State, ZIP
Phone, Email

Who oversees the organization’s budget?

Lead Advocate
Please provide the name and contact information of the person that has served as a principle representative of the skateboarding community to local government.
Name
Phone, Email

Youth Ambassador
This person has demonstrated leadership characteristics that you feel were noteworthy during the skatepark advocacy and development. Guardian information may be used if the Youth Ambassador is a minor.
Name
Email

Community Details
Information about the neighborhood where the skatepark will be built.

Population
What is the population of the city or town where the skatepark will be located?

Median Household Income
What is the median household income in the vicinity of the skatepark? This information can be found on www.census.gov or www.city-data.com.

What is the annual municipal budget?

What is the annual Parks Department budget?

Does the applicant oversee any other programs or activities?
Briefly describe other programs or activities administered by the applicant agency or organization.

At-Risk Factors
Please provide any information you may have about at-risk youth in the area.

Are there any local laws, ordinances, or regulations that ban skateboarding in the area?

Please indicate the typical penalties for skateboarding in the banned area, if applicable.

What is the name, city, and distance of the nearest skatepark?

What is the name, city, and distance of the second-nearest skatepark?

What is the name, city, and distance of the third-nearest skatepark?

Project Details

Grant amount requested (up to $25,000)

Use of Funds
Please provide a general breakdown of how THF grant award funds will be used.

Has your group or any other group assisting this skatepark project previously applied for a THF grant?

What year was that previous application submitted and what was the result?

What is the current status of the skatepark project and what are your next steps?

What is the estimated total cost of the skatepark?
NOTE:For skateparks that are a component of a larger park construction project, please include ONLY the skatepark cost estimate.
NOTE: For skatepark projects that will be built in multiple phases, please include ONLY the next immediate phase’s cost estimate.

Cost Breakdown
Please provide a breakdown of the estimated cost of the skatepark.

How much money has been raised for the skatepark?

Where have raised funds come from?
Please describe the sources of current skatepark project funds.

Where will the remaining funds come from?
Please describe the amount(s) and source(s) of any skatepark project funds to be raised.

What expert sources, if any, did you find useful in informing the skatepark project?

Will the skatepark be indoors or outdoors?

What is the primary construction material for the skatepark?
NOTE: Prefabricated structures – constructed with steel or paper-polymer surfaces – are not eligible for a THF skatepark grant.

What is the anticipated size of the proposed skatepark (in square feet)?

Has the specific location of the skatepark been selected and approved?

Where will the skatepark be located?
NOTE: Many park locations lack a convenient street address. The closest intersection will suffice.
Address, City, State, ZIP Code

Will the skatepark property need to be purchased?

How much will the land cost (if a land purchase is required)?

In what ways have local skateboarders been involved in the skatepark project? (Please include dates when possible.)

Has a skatepark designer been hired?

What company has been contracted for the skatepark design?

Why was this designer selected over others?

Has a skatepark builder been hired?

What company has been contracted for the skatepark construction?

Anticipated Policies

Will BMX bikes be allowed to use the skatepark?

What percentage of the skatepark visitors are expected to be skateboarders?

What percentage of the skatepark visitors are expected to be BMX riders?

What percentage of the skatepark visitors are expected to be scooter riders?

Will the skatepark be free to use?

Will the skatepark be regularly supervised or staffed?

Will the skatepark be open during regular park hours (e.g., dawn until dusk), seven days a week?

Will the skatepark be lighted and open for evening use?

Will the skatepark be fenced and/or gated?

Project Status

When is the skatepark expected to be open?

Under what circumstances might the skatepark project be delayed or cancelled?

Provide a brief history of the skatepark project.
Please include a brief description of how and when the skatepark project began. Include dates of significant events and milestones when possible.

This concludes the online portion of the THF Grant Application.

Applicants seeking a grant award from THF are also required to provide a supplemental packet. Instructions for the supplemental packet can be found on the application instruction page.