The primary mission
of the Tony Hawk Foundation is to promote high quality, public skate parks in
low-income areas throughout the United States. Not every area can afford to
build big, expensive skateparks, the foundation feels strongly that public
skateparks should be designed and constructed by experienced contractors. They also
believe that local officials should treat public skateparks the same way they
treat public basketball courts or tennis courts, meaning that anyone may show
up and use them anytime, unsupervised.
1. are designed and built from concrete by qualified and experienced skatepark contractors.
2. include local skaters throughout the planning, fundraising, and design process.
3. are in low-income areas and/or areas with a high population of "at-risk" youth.
4. can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment to the project, particularly in the form of fundraising by local skateboarders and other community groups.
5. have a creative mix of street obstacles (rails, ledges, stairs, etc.) and transition/vert terrain (quarterpipes, bowls, halfpipes, etc.)
6. don’t require skaters or their parents to sign waivers.
7. encourage skaters to look after their own safety and the safety of others without restricting their access to the park or over-regulating their use of it.
8. are open during daylight hours, 365 days a year.
9. don’t charge an entrance fee.
10. are in areas that currently have no skateboarding facilities.
Minimum Grant: $ 1,000
Maximum Grant: $25,000
The Tony Hawk Foundation Grant Application is currently not available. The next grant season begins June 15, 2012. The application will be available at that time, and due on July 2, 2012. We recommend downloading the Printable Worksheet (linked above) and preparing your answers there before starting the actual online Application form.