Matching Gifts - South Suburban

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 in the development of their particular projects.  We are interested in working with eligible groups in the continual development and improvement of our parks, facilities, and programs.

The South Suburban 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 2022 program are due by 5 pm, Sunday, March 27, 2022



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.
  • 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.

Recently awarded Matching Gifts

2021 Matching Gifts:

  • A 6-foot wide crushed stone walking trail at Hogback Hill Park
  • Permanent Story Walk feature at Gallup Gardens
  • Sod, seed and irrigation repairs at Cornerstone Park
  • Potters wheel and HEPA filters for the Goodson Pottery studio
  • Figure skating training spinner for South Suburban Sports Complex
  • Swim race equipment at Cook Creek and Ben Franklin Pools
  • Renovation/upgrade of a landscape entry sign bid on District property in Acres Green
  • Trees behind a private residence along Filmore Tributary/Big Dry Creek Trail

2020 Matching Gifts Program was canceled due to COVID-19 circumstances.

2019 Matching Gifts:

  • Clay slab roller at the Goodson Recreation Center Pottery Studio
  • Evergreens at Lee Gulch Trail and Wildcat Ridge Park, and Pinyon pines and Rabbitbrush bushes on other district property
  • New turf at Cornerstone Park
  • Coniferous trees at Fairview Greenbelt
  • Pool equipment for Cook Creek, Holly, Franklin outdoor pools
  • Community message boards at Sheridan Square Park