With 637 skateparks to date that have received funding and more than $10 million in award grants, the valuable work of The Skatepark Project continues in spite of the challenges COVID-19 has brought to many nonprofits. In the Spring of 2020 alone, this amazing organization awarded $490,000 to 10 different skatepark projects across the country.
Formerly known as The Tony Hawk Foundation, the organization recently changed its name to The Skatepark Project to more closely reflect the work it does: the development and financing of free, quality, public skateparks.
So how does this nonprofit raise money during an economic crisis?
Just visit The Skatepark Project website and view each of the 11 different ways to donate. The text to give option represents Give by Cell’s mobile give service, a partnership with the Mobile Giving Foundation. People can text the word SKATE to the short code 20222 to make a one-time, $10 donation. The whole process takes under 5-seconds and the donation is billed directly to the donor’s mobile phone bill.
The Skatepark Project has promoted their text to give campaign through social media and on #GivingTuesday. With skateparks currently in the works around the country, the organization continues to offer consulting services, free resources, a helpful podcast, and of course, grant funding.
Fortunately, in spite of coronavirus restrictions, many grant recipients’ projects are moving forward. A 2,500 square foot skatepark in Quincy, Massachusetts, is set to open at the end of July. In just a few weeks, the Walton County Skatepark in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, will open not only for skateboarders, but also BMX bikers, scooters, rollerblading and wheelchair freestyle.
Are you stoked about The Skatepark Project?
Text SKATE to 20222 and donate $10 today!