GARDENS FOR GOOD 2024

GARDENS FOR GOOD: PLANT IT FORWARD®

Our annual Gardens for Good grant program is now open for applications!

(Applications open until June 24th, 2024)

At Nature’s Path, we believe in the power of community gardens to alleviate food insecurity and create a positive social impact on the communities in which they operate. Since 2010, our Gardens for Good program has donated $820,000 to 105 organic community gardens, supporting the organic movement and investing in a flourishing future.

This year, 10 organic community gardens in the United States and 5 organic community gardens in Canada will be awarded grants of $7500 each.

Review our Terms and Conditions to determine if your garden is eligible.

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR 2024:

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR 2024:

To submit their applications for the 2024 grants, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a registered non-profit organization.
  • Must be located in the US or Canada.
  • Have/will have an urban organic agriculture feeding project or program providing food to serve low-income communities, soup kitchens, food bank, emergency pantry, school feeding programs, shelter or similar types. Must have permission or access to use the land.
  • Must be managed organically without the use of toxic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMO (genetically modified) &/or treated seeds.  Learn more about organic practices here.
  • Special consideration will be given to gardens founded by and serving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities.  (If you would like to declare this, please use the optional checkbox in the Gardens for Good application form).
  • Cannot be winners from the last 5 years (2019-present) - Winners from 2018 or before are welcome to re-apply!

FAQs

  • Gardens for Good helps good things grow by awarding grants to support deserving non-profit agriculture projects providing accessible, healthy, organic food for their communities.

    The 2024 grants will award 15 gardens (10 in the US, 5 in Canada) $7500 each.

  • Winners will receive grants in their local currency (USD for US gardens, CAD for Canadian gardens). Grants in Canada are $7500 CAD, grants in the US are $7500 USD.

    • Registered non-profit organization in the United States (excluding Arizona) and Canada (excluding Quebec) in good standing in its state or jurisdiction of incorporation.
    • Have or will have an urban organic agriculture feeding project or program providing food to serve low-income communities, soup kitchens, food bank, emergency pantry, school feeding programs, shelter or similar types. Must have permission or access to use the land.
    • Must be managed organically without the use of toxic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMO (genetically modified) &/or treated seeds.  Learn more about organic practices here.
    • Special consideration will be given to gardens founded by and serving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities.  (If you would like to declare this, please use the optional checkbox in the Gardens for Good application form).
    • For the first time ever, previous winners from 2018 and earlier can re-apply for the Gardens for Good grant.
  • Applications for the 2024 program open fromMay 27(12:00AM PST) –June 24(11:59 PM PST). Once application period closes, there will be a deliberation period, and the winners will be announced onJuly 2 on our website and social media platforms.

  • Eligible gardens can apply by filling out the form on our website during the application period.

    Applications submitted outside the Gardens for Good portal will not be considered.

  • Winners will first be contacted by email between June 28 – July 1, and will be publicly announced on July 2 on our website and social media platforms.

  • The Gardens for Good program first launched in 2010. Since then, the program has grown to support more than 105 gardens by donating more than $820,000 and is well on its way to donating more than $1 million by 2026.

  • Contest rules.

  • You can email: gardensforgood@naturespath.com

PAST GRANT RECIPIENTS

Over the years we’ve awarded grants to more than 100 gardens across United States and Canada. Here are just a few examples of our previous winners and their inspiring garden projects.