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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits
and Agencies for Public Food Garden Projects

Agency Type:

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Deadline Date:

11/12/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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Grants ranging from $100 to $600 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools for a wide variety of public food garden projects. Projects may include school gardens, community gardens, food bank gardens, senior gardens, and homeless shelter gardens.

This year, SeedMoney is offering grants to food garden projects through a 30-day crowdfunding challenge running from Nov 15 to Dec 15. The grants offered are on a sliding scale and range from $50 to $700. The size of a grant a project can receive depends on how much it is able to raise over the 30-day period compared to other projects participating in the challenge.

There are three types of grants:

Strong Start Grants: For those projects that have raised the most after the 1st week of the 30-day challenge period. These can ben combined with Challenge Grants. 

Geographic Interest Grants: For projects based in Maine or developing countries. No crowdfunding challenge is required. 

Challenge Grants: For projects based on where they are ranked at the end of the 30-day challenge period. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159538

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

255: 35 Strong Start Grants, 50 Geographic Interest Grants, and 170 Challenge Grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grants offered are on a sliding scale and range from $50 to $700.
- Strong Start Grants: $100
- Geographic Interest Grants: $100-$200
- Challenge Grants: $600 (1), $500 (9), $400 (10), $300 (20), $200 (30), $100 (50), or $50 (50) based on ranking. (The size of the grant each project is capable of winning depends on the amount it is able to raise over the course of the 30-Day challenge period running from November 15 to December 15.)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The grants are open to all types of public food garden project (youth gardens, community gardens, food bank gardens, etc.) regardless of their location. The Organization must be a nonprofit organization (a 501c3, a school, a church, a municipality, etc.) and not a business.

Geographic Interest Grants (GIG) do not have any crowdfunding requirement. GIG grants will be primarily available to garden projects located in Maine, in developing countries and underrepresented regions in the US.

The funders stipulate that their funds can’t be awarded to individuals (even generous ones!) so these wishes must be respected.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submission is 11:59 PM Eastern Time Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

Challenge grants winners will be announced in late December once the top 50 projects' donor tallies have been verified. Merit grant winners will be announced on February 15, 2018. Grantees will be announced via this website, email and via the facebook page.

All funds - grants and crowdfunds - will be distributed by January 31, 2019.

A project can win either a Challenge Grant or a Merit Grant but not both. Projects that fail to win a Challenge Grant will be automatically considered for a Merit Grant. No additional application is required.

Projects that received grants last year and in previous years are eligible to apply again this year.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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(207) 956-0606

3 Powderhorn Drive
Scarborough, ME 04074

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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