Grant Support


Foundation and Grant support is vital to what we do at Shelby Farms Park. We run on grants to fund capital improvement projects in the Park, jump start new programs and go above and beyond to serve our visitors. Because we run on donations to operate the Park, grants are a great way to help fund specific improvements that go beyond the norm of park life.

A big thank you to all these organizations who support Shelby Farms Park Conservancy through grants!

These 2016 funders allowed SFPC to clear 200 acres of invasive plants from our Lucius Burch Jr. State Natural Area, launch free fitness classes in the park, start building new trail connections to the Shelby Farms Greenline, restore old ones within the Park like the Tour de Wolf trail, convert to a more efficient database and, as always, help keep the Park clean, green and safe.

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Garden Club of America
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HPI Hyde Family Foundations
Monarch Watch
Shelby County Commissioner Heidi Shafer on behalf of District 9 – Community Enhancement Grant
The Little Garden Club
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation – Recreational Trails Program
Tennessee Department of Health – Project Diabetes
Walmart Foundation


These 2017 funders allowed us to provide free fitness classes, build new trails, install more directional signage on the Tour de Wolf Trail, add to our productive bee colonies, build an ADA-accessible fishing pier and more!

Hyde Family Foundation  

International Paper Foundation
Larry ‘Wolfman’ Townsend
Monarch Conservation Fund
Patagonia Foundation


For questions concerning restricted donations and grants, please contact Savannah Ratcliff at or (901) 222-7250.

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