The Foundation for Geauga Parks plays a vital role in funding community engagement with nature through scholarships, education, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of natural spaces in Geauga County.

It's our relationship with the community and shared passion for nature that connects us to our green spaces. We encourage organizations to apply for funding assistance. See our Grantmaking Policy and Procedures for details.

2024 FGP Conservation Scholarships
FGP supports the future of conservation by awarding scholarship funds to students pursuing higher education in fields focused on enviornmental studies. 

Eligible applications must graduate in 2024 and live in or attend school in Geauga County. 

Application deadline:
January 31st at 3pm for decisions by March 2024



Small Grants Program
Available for small grants in the range of $200 - $5000:

  • Projects, programs, and services that align with the Foundation's mission to fund community engagement with nature
  • Applications will be accepted for existing projects and programs or to initiate new related park projects and programs across Geauga County
  • Eligible applicants include townships, county or municipal parks, organizations and individuals


Annual Application deadlines:
June 1st and November 1st


School Field Trip Transportation Grants
The Foundation will reimburse bus fees for up to $200 per bus for travel to parks for naturalist-led programs.  Applications must be submitted no less than one month prior to the field trip. 



Large-Scale Funding Support
Your park district or municipality may have a project planned for land acquisition or park improvements that fall outside the maximum of Foundation for Geauga Parks restricted funds.  If this is the case, we would consider making resources available to assist your team in raising money for your own projects. Please note, our level of assistance may be impacted by availability of staff and board.

Our team may collaborate with your team to:  
- Develop a strategic fundraising plan
- Build collaborations with complimentary organizations
- Research sources of funding (public, private, nonprofit)
- Write grant applications
- Develop metrics to measure progress and success 

Application deadline:
To allow sufficient time to design and implement a fundraising strategy, inquiries for large-scale projects must be submitted at least six months before a project begins.