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Candlestick Park Activities Grants Program

The Candlestick Park Activities, Grants Program (Candlestick Point State Recreation Area) is an opportunity aiming to bring together community at Candlestick Point. A growing body of research suggests that nature provides a multitude of benefits from disease prevention, community resilience, social ties among neighbors, and amongst others. Through funding from Parks California, this grants program will support local organizations to host gatherings and activities for Bayview Hunters Point youth and adults at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.

This funding opportunity is designed to help ensure Bayview Hunters Point youth and adults have a natural and public space to gather in community and have resources available to promote connection and healing. Grants will be awarded to nonprofits, schools, religious organizations that support youth, adults, and families in Bayview Hunters Point.

Every other month, Parks California will award grants to support activities for Bayview Hunters Point community members at Candlestick Point. The proposed activities should achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • Foster a sense of community and connection with friends, family, and neighbors.
  • Celebrate joy, promote social health and foster connection with nature.
  • Promote and elevate the voices of Bayview Hunters Point residents.

Grant Awards

Parks California anticipates grant awards up to $5,000.


  • You are eligible to apply if you: 
    • Are a nonprofit organization (501 c3, schools, religious organizations)
    • Serve residents of Bayview Hunters Point 
    • Propose to host activities at Candlestick Point 
  • If you are a local social enterprise aiming to foster opportunities for Bayview Hunters Point residents, please inquire for more information before applying


  • Program aligned – proposed activities meet one or more of the goals listed above.
  • Community-focused – proposed activities are created by and with Bayview Hunters Point community members. 
  • Creativity– proposed activities provide meaningful engagement for the community.
  • Collaboration – during office hours, applicants must have a conversation about their proposed activities with Parks California and Candlestick Point staff prior to submitting the proposal. Office hours are noted in the timeline below.
  • Timing – proposed activities must take place 2-6 months from the quarter in which you’re submitting the proposal. 
  • #RecreateResponsibly by respecting one another and the park we enjoy.


Call for Proposals Deadline          Office Hours                   Review and Award  Activities should take place no earlier than – 
October 31, 2022   10/3/2022 – 10/4/2022
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Late November 2023 January 2023
December 31, 2022   12/5/2022 – 12/6/2022
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
January 2023 March 2023
February 28, 2023   2/6/2023 – 2/7/2023
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
March 2023 May 2023
April 30, 2023   4/3/2023 – 4/4/2023
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
May 2023 July 2023
June 30, 2023   6/5/2023 – 6/6/2023
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
July 2023 September 2023
August 31, 2023   8/7/2023 – 8/8/2023
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
September 2023 November 2023

Reporting – 30 days from completing the activity at Candlestick Point, a summary report reflecting the goals and outcomes of the original grant request will be submitted to Parks California. Photos of the activities should also be included. If the photos include activity participants, please include a copy of the photo release waiver.

Apply Now

All proposals must be submitted through Parks California’s online grant system. A preview of the Grant Application can also be accessed and downloaded through the application link.