Funding Opportunities

Over $7.5 million of public and private investment has been made in Chandler Park to date and the result is the transformation of the beloved community asset into a source of pride for families and residents of Detroit’s Eastside.

 

Park usage has blossomed since the summer of 2015 with over 6,000 families, children, adults, and seniors participating in some sort of organized activity or simply enjoying the park for walking, bike riding, swimming, relaxing, family reunions and the like.  Detroit PAL provides a robust array of recreation activities including T-ball, tennis, football, and soccer.  Attendance for the park, golf course, and the Wayne County Aquatic Center has increased to more than 75,000 annually.

 

However, there are still plenty of opportunities to join in the restoration and programming efforts of Chandler Park. Below are some of the projects which need support. For any organization, institution, or individual we will provide the appropriate recognition.   

There are still plenty of opportunities to join in the restoration and programming efforts of Chandler Park.

A1) Chandler Park Summer Program for Youth (CP-SPY) (summer annual program)  – A six-week summer program which introduces youth ages 6 to 12 (50 youth) to several sports throughout the summer including: tennis, flag football, lacrosse, baseball, softball, archery, soccer, golf, robotics and field trips. Lunch is provided. Support can be accepted as a single total gift or in partnership with other organizations, institutions, or individuals. Your donation helps to underwrite the cost of the program.

$15,000

A2) Senior Citizen Appreciation Day and Blues Festival (summer annual event) – A one-day festival for park visitors 55 and older. The festival feature, music, dance, live entertainment, bingo, chess, checkers, bid-whist, arts, crafts and more. We anticipate 500 people we provide transportation for some residents. Support can be accepted as a single total gift or in partnership with other organizations, institutions, or individuals.

$7,000

A3) Chandler Park Lacrosse Club – The Chandler Park Conservancy’s entry level lacrosse program for 4th through 8th graders. The program introduces one of the fastest growing sports in America to African American and Latina youth. Educate youth and parents about the game. Recruit and train successful coaches in other sports to become lacrosse coaches. Develop an intra-league for skill build before developing a travel team. Support can be accepted as a single total gift or in partnership with other organizations, institutions, or individuals.

$25,000

A4) Chandler Park Kick-off Day (spring annual event) – Chandler Park’s annual kick-off event to highlight all Chandler Park has to offer. Visitors get a chance to use the water park and golf course at a discounted rate. There are activities including tennis, flag football, lacrosse, baseball, archery, games, prizes and refreshments. We anticipate 500 people. Support can be accepted as a single total gift or in partnership with other organizations, institutions, or individuals.

$5,000    

A5) Title Sponsor of the Motor City Lax Jam – (2021) Lacrosse tournaments located on Belle Isle and serves as fundraisers for local Lacrosse programs in Detroit. Support can be accepted as a single total gift or in partnership with other organizations, institutions, or individuals. In-kind support and/or volunteer opportunities are also available.

$20,000

A6) Youth Gardening & Farming Program - The Chandler Park Young Farmers (CYF) program will teach inner city youth ages 6-18 how to farm and develop an entrepreneurial model for farming. The program will start once the first phase of the community garden in built.

$25,000

A7) Youth Environmental Education Program - The Chandler Park Rangers (CPR) program aims to encourage the environmental consciousness of the community by promoting environmental stewardship tactics and educating young people on their environment. CPR program goals are to introduce inner city youth ages 6-18 to environmental stewardship, ecology, and stormwater management at Chandler Park. Both the 6-week summer camp and the 9-month after school program will use proven curricula and activities that help participants develop skills and a knowledge base of local native and invasive plant species. Using on-site resources—including the newly developed Chandler Park Marshland, participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with stormwater management, community development, and relevant environmental stewardship tactics therein. Support can be accepted as a single total gift or in partnership with other organizations, institutions, or individuals

$25,000

A8) Environmental Education Material – Chandler Park is planning to develop an outdoor Environmental Education Plaza the teach Environmental Education. We need to develop and print the education materials. Support can be accepted as a single total gift or in partnership with other organizations, institutions, or individuals. In-kind support and/or volunteer opportunities are also available.

$5,000

A9) Impact Research – Chandler Park is visited by more than 65,000 people each year. The Conservancy need to conduct research on who and how people use the park, and what impact it is making on individuals and the community. Support can be accepted as a single total gift or in partnership with other organizations, institutions, or individuals. In-kind support and/or volunteer opportunities are also available.

$10,000

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Chandler Park Conservancy

5555 Conner, Suite 2017

313-499-1956

Email: Yvettejoy.cpc@gmail.com

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