It is the mission of the Kettering Parks Foundation to help improve the quality of life in our city. This is done in many ways including providing financial assistance to Kettering residents so that they may participate in the City’s recreation programs. Through the generous support of the Kettering Parks Foundation, financial assistance is available. Families can qualify for up to $200 to help remove financial barriers of participating in programs.
To receive financial assistance, the recipient must:
Be a resident of the City of Kettering
Meet eligibility requirements below
Have not submitted a request during the calendar year
Applicant must decide what programs and/or passes they are interested in and indicate on the application form
Awards will be granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Need is determined through the number of persons in the household and the total household income.
Steps for Applying for and Receiving Assistance
Applicants are required to complete a Financial Assistance Application and submit to the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Administrative Offices along with their most recent federal tax return or other documentation of income. Applicant must decide what programs and/or passes they are interested in and indicate on the application form. Applicants may make one request per calendar year.
Kettering Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Staff will review the application and determine eligibility and maximum award. Staff will then register applicant for programs and/or passes and either pay full balance using financial assistance funds or leave a balance due for the applicant to pay within one week.
Applicants will be notified by mail or phone. Please note that refunds will not be given for classes or passes paid by financial assistance funds.