Grants and Volunteers


GBD Awarded 2 Grants

The GBD has been awarded two Community Challenge Grants! Exact grant amounts and terms are still in negotiation, but grant funding could total as much as $74,000. Funds will be used to add lighting in Benches Garden (San Bruno at 18th) that will allow the chain link fence surrounding the garden to be removed and the garden to be opened up, making it more accessible and usable. A second grant provides funding for street workout equipment and new workout platforms at Progress Park. These grants bring to $110,000 the total of outside grants and donations brought in this year to augment GBD assessment funding


Volunteers Make An Impact

We had two volunteer events in the district in June. The entire local staff of Forest City observed their company’s national day of service by planting and weeding at Progress Park, followed by a well-earned wrap up at Harmonic Brewery. Janet Carpinelli gathered neighbors to do some infill planting at the native plants garden at Woods Yard. We are grateful for the improvements that these volunteers made to our parks. Think about joining us at future park workdays.