Atlanta scores pretty low when it comes to urban green space, but some big things are happening. One company commonly associated with flipping channels is making large grants toward creation of more outdoor opportunities.
Cleveland planners are hoping to turn a chunk of land on a historically industrial piece of lakefront into a thriving city gathering place. A $5 million trails grant will help link the city to the park.
It’s not unusual for branch offices to serve as conduits for large corporate giving programs. But to even have a chance to apply for an REI grant, you have to really cozy up to your local store's employees first.
Anyone who’s walked into one of those REI mega-stores on a Saturday knows that place is a gold mine. A fleece gold mine. But the outdoor gear retailer gives some back, recently announcing $4.6 million in grants for parks, trails, and other outdoor recreation areas.