Playgrounds aren’t limited to spaces for swings and slides. They are also the mountains we ski down and hike up, the skate and terrain parks that consume our days, and the countless havens boosting our next big adventure.
But what would our world, our lives, be without these playgrounds? The continued use of these is only guaranteed by our consciousness today. There is a wealth of inspired ideas to protect local environments, but the vision for change doesn’t always come with the necessary resources to make that dream a reality.
Protect Your Playground exists to empower and inspire individuals to identify and develop solutions for environmental issues that affect their local natural playgrounds. We know that by providing innovative, environmentally minded individuals with the tools and resources they need to turn their ideas into action and impact, together we can make systemic, lasting contributions to our communities.
The question is: how can we help you Protect Your Playground?
Great ideas often come from unassuming places and if your brainstorming skills are anything like your recreational ones, there’s a good chance you’ve already been thinking about this. Powdr has $40,000 to give – let us know what you need to bring your plan to life. Gather your concept(s), rally the troops, and apply.
Your idea will be reviewed by our team of experts. If your entry is selected, it will be promoted on the grounds of Park City Mountain Resort as well as through our social networks to bring that much more attention to your plan.
We are excited to see your creativity and back it with the resources needed to see your vision through and protect your playground.
Protect Your Playground Grant Q & A
The focus of Protect Your Playground is to empower individuals. Please no 501(c)3 organizations. People of all ages are welcome to participate.
Are there any restrictions?
Grants will not be awarded for debt reductions or retiring past operating deficits, sponsorships and dinners, fellowships or other grants to individuals, loans, litigation, political or marketing campaigns, graduate and postgraduate research or for projects or organizations that further a political or religious doctrine.
I have a project that needs funding. Where do I begin?
How much can I ask for?
Powdr has $40,000 in grants for Protect Your Playground. You can ask for as much as you think your project needs, with a max of $2,500. The dollar amount allotted to you is at the discretion of the review committee based on how well you’ve expressed your needs in your application and budget.
When are the applications due?
Protect Your Playground grant applications are due no later than February 21, 2014.
Who decides which projects get funding and which don’t?
After a committee of Park City Mountain Resort employees reviews and vets each submission, they will pick the viable projects and bring to the public via resort channels (website, PR, Social Media, etc.). We will also select the top 2-4 projects to be featured on our resort property. Daily visitors to the resort will see and learn about these projects and will be able to vote for them onsite.
The decision will ultimately lie with the committee, but the more buzz generated around your idea, the more clout it will have with the judges and community friends and guests.
What happens if my project gets funded?
Congratulations! We will get ahold of you via the contact info provided on your application. Before you receive your funding you will be asked to sign a few things:
Once the money is in your hands, it’s time to start being an agent of change in your community
If I’m not selected this year, can I apply again?
Absolutely! We welcome any and all ideas each season.
Can I apply at multiple resorts?
No. Since Protect Your Playground is focused on communities, please submit your idea to yours.
I’m an employee at Park City Mountain Resort? Can I participate?
Yes! The more ideas, the more our community benefits.
Park City Mountain Resort
1345 Lowell Ave
PO Box 39
Park City, UT 84060
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