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The Sow It Forward Garden Grants Program

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 2015 round of giving, we expect to offer 100 full grants and roughly 60 partial grants. A full grant has a value $500 and normally consists of a cash grant of $300-400 with the remaining $100-$200 taking the form of seeds and gift certificates for garden supplies and KGI's online garden planner. The partial grant normally has a value of $325 and consists of a $300 cash grant and $25 one-year subscription to KGI'sonline garden planner. There are no geographic limitations on what types of food garden projects will be considered.  Past 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 (WordPDF) 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 (roger@kgi.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.

 

 

KGI Thanks Its Grant Partners:

 

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