The Fargo Park District Foundation Matching Grant Program is intended to encourage partnerships between the Fargo Park District Foundation and organizations throughout the community by providing means to sponsor projects with the Fargo Park District. The purpose of the program is to advance recreational opportunities in the City of Fargo.

 

Matching Grant recipients 2019 of the first round:

Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society will receive a $15,000 match grant to partially fund their project: Laying the Foundation for an Edible Forest. The Edible Forest project will provide educational opportunities on local food and horticulture, connect to nearby garden trails for walkers and bikers, and will provide a haven for birds and native pollinators. The Edible Forest project is slated to start this summer at the Northern Plains Botanic Garden at Yunker Park in north Fargo and is the first development phase of their planned arboretum. This project will provide a key part of furthering the society’s mission of providing our area with a botanic garden that will help foster and promote community through gardening.

Fargo Youth Baseball will receive a $15,000 match grant to partially fund their project: Scoreboards at Tharaldson Little League Complex. According to Fargo Youth Baseball, the scoreboards will provide for a better experience, better tournament atmosphere, and world-class events. With the number of tournaments held at the complex, scoreboards are needed on all four fields in order to ensure a quality tournament experience and to draw additional teams.