May 14, 2020 –  New York City’s parks will see an even greater influx of people as public open spaces become increasingly essential for New Yorkers in the warmer months. A growing coalition of national, family, and community foundations
announced an “ NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund ” to support nonprofit organizations that care for
New York City’s parks and open spaces. The Fund will provide relief for nonprofits facing steep
losses in both private donations and earned revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and
responds to the efforts of a coalition of the largest parks groups to raise awareness of these
financial impacts.  From cooling neighborhoods to cleaning the air to protecting