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Private, family and corporate foundations provide Hudson River Park with support for educational, recreational, environmental and cultural programming, sustainability programs and outreach, general operating support, and support for capital projects.  

Past grants have helped fund the Park’s ongoing macroplastic and microplastic research and collection programs, the Chelsea Waterside play area, and a Community Compost Program, as well as Hudson River Park’s River Project, which provides environmental and marine science programming to the general public and to NYC K-12 school students. Our foundation supporters range from small family foundations to large organizations such as the National Fish and Wildlife Association. 

Hudson River Park is financially self-sustaining and relies on private funding for its annual operations, maintenance and programs. With the help of private, family and corporate foundations, HRPK Friends supports the Park’s educational programs; increases environmental stewardship through volunteerism; sustains free public programs; nurtures the Park’s horticulture and landscaping; and advocates for the Park’s ongoing development and completion.

Your contribution can help fulfill the Parks commitment to protect the Hudson River Estuary, reduce environmental pollution and foster environmental stewardship.

Ways to Get Involved:

  • Provide an annual donation to the general operating fund for Hudson River Park Friends
  • Sponsor or contribute to one of Hudson River Park’s many public programs or to a specific project
  • Offer your assistance and ideas to meeting our development and capacity- building needs, and help Friends achieve its mission

Past foundation supporters include:

  • Anderson-Rogers Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies 
  • Booth Ferris Foundation
  • Con Edison
  • Hyde & Watson Foundation
  • Laura B. Vogler Foundation
  • Morningstar Foundation
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • New York State Pollution Protection Institute
  • The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation
  • The Lily Auchincloss Foundation
  • Tiger Baron Foundation