Please consider contributing to the College Park City-University Partnership to support the following programs:

Homeownership Program

The City-University Partnership’s Homeownership Program is part of an effort to increase the number of University of Maryland and City of College Park employees living in the City as outlined in the University District Vision 2020. It provides $15,000, in forgivable loans, to full-time, benefits-eligible University and City employees to become homeowners in the City of College Park–ultimately reducing commutes, strengthening neighborhoods, and supporting our local economy.


Trolley Trail Day 

The Trolley Trail is a 3.5 mile long trail that links the downtowns and commercial areas of three Baltimore Avenue Corridor communities and serves as a connection to the larger region’s trail network, linking us with the District of Columbia and other jurisdictions. As a recreational and transportation asset – it can also become even more of an economic driver than it is today. We envision that a fun “Trolley Trail Day” will boost the trail’s profile, make more people aware of the many businesses accessible from the trail, and bring more customers to local establishments: our restaurants, breweries, and shops.

The inaugural Trolley Trail Day, hosted in 2019, was a huge success – with over 800 participants and dozens of sponsors. This year, Trolley Trail Day returns with additional partnerships, activities, and hubs!

Sponsorship Levels 

To be a participating business, we seek businesses that will provide something of value for Trolley Trail Day – a discount, a food sample, a particular drink special, a monetary donation, a program/event, etc. Brochures and materials will list all “participating businesses.”  T-shirts will display names and logos of businesses that contribute at least a $250 monetary or in-kind donation. To be recognized on t-shirts or materials, please submit your sponsorship or donation information by March 1, 2023.

Trolley: At least $2,500 monetary or in-kind donation
Tandem Bicycle: At least $1,000 monetary or in-kind donationdonate3
Bicycle: At least $500 monetary or in-kind donation
Tricycle: At least $250 monetary or in-kind donation
Stroller: At least $100 monetary or in-kind donation

Individual Donors. Your donation to Trolley Trail Day will help fuel our success in 2020, from additional promotion to extra swag. Thank you for your consideration of a donation. All individual donors will be recognized. All donations are tax-deductible.


To be recognized on t-shirts or materials, please submit your sponsorship or donation information by March 1, 2023.


You can also send a check for each of these initiatives. Please address the check to the “College Park City-University Partnership” and note which program you are contributing to. Our mailing address is 7401 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 201, College Park MD 20740.

Your financial support will support the Partnership as it implements the University Community Vision 2030. The College Park City-University Partnership is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization. Your contribution may be tax-deductible.