Fundraising & Grants

At Southeast Outdoors Solutions, we are committed to encouraging healthy lifestyles, in all stages of development. We understand that finding the right funding option can be difficult, below you will find a variety of public and private grants, fundraising ideas, online help and more for making your outdoor project dreams come true.

Online & Mobile Fundraising
Public Grants
Private Grants
Dog Park Grants

Online & Mobile Fundraising

Amazon Smiles

AmazonSmile ( lets customers shop for Amazon products and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Facebook – Fundraisers API

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Are you a non-profit, charity, local organization or volunteer? Fundly has experience working with organizations of all sizes and understands the effort required to run large scale campaigns.

Eleo Online Fundraising

Emails, web forms, online payment... Eleo Online Fundraising and Donor Management provides all the features you need starting as low as $39 a month. They'll even let you try the software for free for 30 days.


Millions trust GoFundMe as the #1 online fundraising expert. That’s why more people use GoFundMe than any other platform—and have raised more money than anywhere else.


With JustGiving you can raise money for a charity or a personal cause, and share your appeal on social media in just minutes. It costs nothing to set up a page but we do charge a small fee on donations.

LinkedIn for Nonprofits

Your board, volunteers, advocates, and colleagues hold the keys to unlock the relationships that can secure funding. LinkedIn for Fundraising uses your network to identify the warmest introductions and the most powerful relationships.


FundMonkey provides the technology and resources to support nearly any type of fundraising event. Whether you're a first timer or have years of event experience, FundMonkey will save you time and maximize your fundraising proceeds.


Accept donations online and in-person today with PayPal. Discounted rates for registered 501(c)(3) charities. Easy setup, no programming skills required. Your donors don’t need a PayPal account.

Public Grants


The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has turned to ClassWallet to track, report, and facilitate the distribution of some $140 million in four grant programs funded by the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).

Community Development Block Grant Program - CDBG

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States. See Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program.

Appalachian Regional Commission

Grant program for Appalachian Communities. The Appalachian Regional Commission awards grants and contracts from funds appropriated to the Commission annually by Congress. Program grants are awarded to state and local agencies and governmental entities (such as economic development authorities), local governing boards (such as county councils), and nonprofit organizations (such as schools and organizations that build low-cost housing).

Land and Water Conservation Fund - State Assistance Program

The State Side of the LWCF provides matching grants to States and local governments for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities.

Recreation Resources Management - Title XXVIII

To provide cost-share opportunities with non-Federal recreation partners (e.g., state, county, local governments, etc.), to assist in planning, development, operation, maintenance, and replacement of recreation and fish and wildlife resource facilities at partner managed Reclamation project recreation areas.

USDA Team Nutrition - Fuel Up to Play 60

Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. Schools who activate FUTP 60 are eligible to apply for FUTP 60 Funds for improving school nutrition and physical activity.

South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

The PARD grant program is a state-funded noncompetitive reimbursable grant program for eligible local government or special purposes district entities within each county which provide recreational opportunities. This is an 80-20 match program.

Tennessee Disability Coalition – Small Grants

The Tennessee Disability Coalition grant funds are available for award to projects/programs in the State of Tennessee which help build capacity in the disability community to serve individuals with disabilities and their families. Organizations must be IRS-designated tax-exempt organizations-501(c)(3).

Private Grants

American Academy of Dermatology Shade Structure Grant Program

The AAD's Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure.

Alabama Power Foundation - Civic and Community Development

As a part of their initiatives: Educational Advancement, Civic and Community Development, Arts and Cultural Enrichment, Health and Human Services and Environmental Stewardship – Alabama Power Foundation Grants address underserved segments of the population.

Allen Foundation Grants

The Allen Foundation gives preference to proposals that train children and young adults to improve their health and development so that they can form good nutritional habits at an early age, such as building a playground as part of a health and nutrition program. Preference may be given to proposals that include matching funds from the institution or other partners including in-kind contributions.

Edward E. Ford Foundation Grants

The Foundation is designed to strengthen and support independent secondary schools. Its charter declare, that it “is established, and shall be operated, exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes."

Harley-Davidson Foundation

The Harley-Davidson Foundation focuses their giving in the areas of Education, Environment and Health. They provide community support where they have corporate facilities (Talladega, Al) and target areas of greatest need among underserved populations through monetary grants, table/event sponsorships, and merchandise donations.

Home Depot Community Impact Grants

The Home Depot Foundation offers grant awards up to $5,000 to 501c designated organizations (recognized and in good standing with the IRS for a minimum of one year) and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the community.

Knight Foundation - Communities program

Their work in community focuses on attracting and nurturing talent, enhancing opportunity, and fostering civic engagement. Rather than a single approach, they seek to support efforts authentic to each community where they are located (Charlotte, NC & Macon, GA), including public space development.

Kroger Company Foundation

Kroger is committed to helping they communities grow and prosper. Each year, they assist hundreds of local nonprofit organizations, schools and churches working to make the communities they share better places to live and work.

Lockheed Martin Community Grants

Lockheed Martin is committed to a program of philanthropy that invests in the quality of life in the communities where their employees work and live (Marietta, GA & Ft. Worth, TX).

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation - Community Grants

Lowe’s program helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance for support of high-need projects such as: grounds improvements as well as safety improvements. The Foundation provides funding only to 501(c)s and public agencies where Lowe’s operates stores and distribution centers.

PEP Grant. Carol M. White Foundation

The Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) has awarded millions of dollars to schools and community based organizations to initiate, expand, and improve high-quality physical education programs. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting State physical education standards.

Dog Park Grants

Boyd Foundation – Tennessee Dog Park Dash

The Tennessee Dog Park Dash is dedicated to building or enhancing dog parks across the state. Established in 2018, this program is helping to make Tennessee the most pet-friendly state in America alongside other major efforts from brands including Radio Systems Corporation, parent company of PetSafe®.

Doris Day Animal Foundation

Doris Day grants are focused on helping animals and the people who love them, usually in a manner that helps the animals as directly as possible. Many of their grants are focused on assisting senior companion animals, whether it be assisting with their food, care, veterinary costs, or need for adoption.

My Darling Theo – Dog Park Fund

The DOG PARK FUND is a resource open to establish and maintain not for profit neighborhood dog parks in communities across America. Our program was created to help green public spaces in urban areas, offer resources for rural communities and challenge dog lovers to work together.

Nutro - ROOM TO RUN Dog Park Appreciation Project

Through the program, Nutro supports public, non-profit dog parks and off-leash areas to provide a natural oasis for pet enthusiasts and their dogs to connect with the community and bring nature closer to home. Since 2010, the program has helped enhance over 120 dog parks and committed more than 4,000 volunteer hours across North America.

PetSafe - Bark for Your Park

Each spring, PetSafe® invites communities across the country to apply for grants totaling $225,000 to build or enhance off-leash dog parks. Awards are given to 13 communities: eight $25,000 grants to help build new dog parks and five $5,000 awards to enhance existing dog parks.