Matching Gifts Program

The Matching Gifts Program provides a way for individuals, neighborhoods, homeowner associations, sports groups, businesses, and other organizations to join with South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) in the development of their special projects.  We are interested in working with eligible groups in the continual development and improvement of our parks, facilities, and programs.

Our board of directors annually budgets money in the General Fund to be used to match funding requests, in an amount up to fifty percent, from eligible applicants.

Program Application

Applications for the 2020 program are due by 5 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2020.
Matching Gifts Application

Program Guidelines

Requests for funding must be in writing and meet the following requirements:
Please note:  Requests of less than $2,000 are more likely to be approved for funding than requests in excess of that amount.

  • The project must be on South Suburban owned or leased property. Visit the online map.
  • Requests must be submitted by 5 p.m, Friday, March 6, 2019.
  • It is preferred that the funding match be in dollars, but consideration will be given for documented in-kind services, e.g., volunteer labor and donated materials.
  • Eligible projects must benefit South Suburban, its facilities or programs, or facility or program participants.
  • South Suburban will have the authority to accept or reject all or part of any proposal.
  • All improvements and purchases through this program are property of South Suburban.
  • Unless otherwise agreed, South Suburban will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, storage, liability and general insurance on any project or equipment funded by this program.
  • If projects have similar or equal benefits, South Suburban may give preference to those applicants who have not received funding in the previous year.
  • Applicant's matching funds must be received by South Suburban no later than two weeks after the written notice of  project approval, unless an alternative date has been agreed upon by South Suburban.
  • If projects involve planting of trees, please read thoroughly our Matching Gifts Tree Policy.

Newly awarded Matching Gifts

2019 Matching Gifts: