People For Parks

Mission Statement

People for Parks is a vital non-profit organization that welcomes everyone to actively contribute to enhancing Minneapolis parks.

Contact Information

Address
PO Box 24901
Minneapolis, MN 55424
Phone
612-767-7892

General Information

Alternative Name
None
EIN
363339180
Principal Staff
Felicity Britton
Volunteers
25
Number of Clients
several hundred thousand

Board

Board Chair
Ed Erickson
Number of Board Members
10
Board Meetings with Quorum
10
Average Member Attendance
6

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments
PFP was able to enhance Minneapolis parks by funding the following projects: * New Kiln for Logan Park * First Universal Access Playground in the Minneapolis park system opened at Wabun Park (culmination of a 3 year fundraising project). * New basketball hoops at Painter Park * Funding for a mobile pollinator education station * Matching grant for elevated walkways at Eloise Butler Wildflower garden * Start up funds for tree watering/adoption website * Several small micro grants for rec centers including Hip Hop dance class equipment and community engagement activities at Cleveland Park
Current Goals
Distribute $50-60,000 in larger grants. Distribute $2-3000 in micro grants. Identify worthy projects that enhance Mpls parks. Education/outreach about MPRB's budget shortfall and support MPRB's call for a referendum to make up the shortfall. Add two new board members.
Community or Constituency Served
City of Minneapolis park users.
Geographic Area Served
City of Minneapolis

Finances

3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $49,557 85%
Management $5,814 10%
Fundraising $2,907 5%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $143,038 $216,505 $192,259
Beginning of Year: $156,286 $189,690 $204,021
Difference: ($13,248) $26,815 ($11,762)

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