The Sow It Forward Garden Grants Program
Our application process for 2014 grants is now closed but we are accepting applications throughout 2014 for our 2015 grant cycle. The application deadline for our 2015 grant cycle is 5pm Eastern Time, Friday January 9, 2015.
Sow It Forward is the grants and partnership program of Kitchen Gardeners International. The grant is for nonprofit causes or organizations (schools, 501c3s, food banks, community gardens, colleges, libraries, prisons, senior programs, etc.) interested in starting or expanding food garden projects that are of general benefit to their community. Past grantees include school gardens, community gardens, food bank gardens, library gardens, senior gardens, prison gardens and homeless shelter gardens among others.
For our 2014 round of giving, we offered 100 full grants and roughly 60 partial grants. The full grant was worth $500 and consisted of:
- a $300 cash grant
- a $100 giftcard to Gardeners Supply Co.
- a $55 vegetable seed (non-GMO, non-hybrid) package from the Ark Institute
- a $25 one-year subscription to KGI's online garden planner courtesy of GrowVeg.com
- a $20 value one-year subscription to Mother Earth News magazine
The partial grant had a value of $325 and consisted of a $300 cash grant and $25 one-year subscription to our online garden planner. There are no geographic limitations on what types of food garden projects will be considered. Last year's grantees included projects from Portland, Oregon to Pakistan and many places in between. Because of trade restrictions and international shipping fees, garden projects from outside the US will only be eligible for partial grants.
The application deadline for our 2015 grant cycle 5pm Eastern Time, Friday January 9, 2015. Only funding requests submitted through KGI's online grant application will be considered for funding. We recommend that prospective applicants download and complete the Sow It Forward Application Prep Form (Word, RTF, PDF) offline before starting their application online. This way you will have a version saved on your computer in case you have any trouble submitting the application online.
Any questions about the application process can be directed to Roger Doiron via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (207.956.0606). For general issues related to using the KGI website, please see our help pages here: http://kgi.org/help
To take some inspiration from other gardens, please see a few of our past grantees below or browse other projects here.
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