1,000 Donations, 7 Days, 1 Park – Prospect Park Needs You!

What is the Prospect Park Alliance?

The Prospect Park Alliance is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to restore and maintain Prospect Park after a long period of steady deterioration and decline. We preserve the natural environment, restore historic design and provide public programs and amenities for the Park, which receives more than 10 million visits each year.

The Alliance plays a significant role in funding the operating budget that keeps the Park clean, safe and beautiful, and employs three-quarters of the staff that take care of the Park and engage its diverse surrounding communities. Today, Prospect Park is an international model for urban parks, and one of the premier green spaces in the United States. Learn more at prospectpark.org

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, all gifts received are 100% tax-deductible. Donors will receive a tax receipt following gift processing.

Is my contribution amount publicly displayed?

You have the option of making an anonymous contribution.

Where is the money going?

All funds raised will go toward the ongoing care of the Park and the important work of the Alliance, specifically to our general operating fund, which allow us to maintain the Park for all of the ways the community uses the it. Each year, the Alliance tends to 30,000 trees, plants and shrubs; spends 1,800 hours mowing lawns; helps remove 150,000 pounds of litter; coordinates 22,500 hours of volunteer service; engages 75,000 visitors in education programs; reaches 380,000 youth and adults in recreation programs; and serves 200,000 visitors at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside.

How can I help?

We need your help to spread the word! A gift of any size will help us reach our challenge of 1,000 donations in 7 days but there are other ways to contribute as well.  

  • Email prospectpark.org/1000 to your friends and family

  • Share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

  • Let the world know why you love Prospect Park. There are 1,000s of reasons and we want to know what your favorites are!  #1000ForThePark

Do I have to give online to be part of the 1,000?

No, you can make a gift offline by contacting Sami O’Keefe at sokeefe@prospectpark.org  or 718-965-8927.

Can my 1,000 For the Park donation be applied to Prospect Park Alliance membership? 

Donations made to 1,000 For the Park support the Alliance's work through our general operating fund and will not be applied to membership. Become a member at prospectpark.org/membership

Who should I contact if I have questions?

If you have a question about this platform, please contact Sami O’Keefe at sokeefe@prospectpark.org  or 718-965-8927.