People, Parks, and Power (P3) is a joint effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, led and managed by Prevention Institute. P3 will support community-based organizations and base-building groups working in urban, low-income communities of color across the United States to increase park equity through local policy and systems change.

Call for Proposals

The $7 million P3 Call for Proposals is now open. Letters of intent are due by November 4, 2021.

What is Park Equity?

Park equity is the fair and just distribution of parks and green spaces, such that all communities have access to these health-promoting resources.

People, Parks, and Power Theory of Change

This theory of change describes the approach of People, Parks, and Power: A National Initiative for Green Space, Health Equity, and Racial Justice.

Core Principles and Values

People and power drive policy and systems change. P3 will support community-driven solutions to advance park equity, health equity, and racial justice.

Our Funders

People, Parks, and Power: A National Initiative for Green Space, Health Equity, and Racial Justice is a joint effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, led and managed by Prevention Institute.

“Change comes from organizing and power-building; in that regard P3 breaks new ground. It’s the first national funding initiative that supports community-based organizations to build power for local policy change to eliminate the deplorable park and green space inequities found in urban African American and Latino communities across the U.S. This new investment recognizes just how crucial low-income communities of color are to moving the needle toward equity on issues central to environmental, health, and racial justice.”

–Manuel Pastor, PhD, director of the University of Southern California’s Equity Research Institute and a grantee of RWJF’s Lead Local initiative.

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Funding for this project is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundations.

For more information on the People, Parks, and Power (P3) initiative or media inquiries, please contact P3info@rwjf.org.

Photo credits (top-left to bottom-right): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Social Justice Learning Institute, Kounkuey Design Initiative, Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis