The Fargo Park District Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the first round for the 2022 Matching Grant Program. The Matching Grant Program provides a funding opportunity for associations, organizations, clubs or individuals to partner on projects in Fargo Park District facilities or parks.
“The Fargo Park District Foundation is excited to partner with Fargo Youth Baseball and Post 2 Baseball through our Grant Match Program,” shared Brian Arett, Fargo Park District Foundation Director. “This program provides opportunities to support projects, like those of these outstanding organizations, that enrich the lifestyle of our community through recreation.”
Fargo Youth Baseball will receive a $7,797.71 match grant to partially fund their project: ATTIC Renovation. The project will allow Fargo Youth Baseball to add more cages to allow to accommodate program growth. According to Fargo Youth Baseball, the new measures will allow 1-2 more teams per hour to use the facility, making it possible for Fargo Youth Baseball to offer more camps at a low rate for players to better develop skills.
Post 2 Baseball will receive a $9,915 match grant to partially fund their project: Bullpen Update. The project would allow Post 2 Baseball to update the third base bullpen at Jack Williams Stadium with added portable mounds along with artificial turf to create a first-rate environment for pitchers and catchers to warm up during games and train during practices and camps. The turf and mounds will be removeable at the end of each season to preserve the life of the products. According to Post 2 Baseball, the upgrades will add to the durability and usefulness of the area as well as decrease the maintenance required to keep the area functioning for the hundreds of players who use this bullpen each year.
The Matching Grant Program provides a dollar-for-dollar match. The project sponsor must certify that they have the necessary funds for their share of the total estimated project’s cost in order to be considered for the program.
The Fargo Park District Foundation considers applications for the Matching Grant program twice a year. In order to be considered for the next funding cycle, applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on July 1. Prior to submission and deadline, Brian Arett, Foundation Director, must be contacted at 701-356-1420 to conduct an initial project review to make sure the project meets minimum specifications. Applications can be submitted online.
Read the Fargo Park District Foundation Matching Grant Program guidelines here.