Garden Funding Opportunities
VCGN Garden Flood Relief Grants
Who may apply: Community and school gardens affected by Irene-related flooding.
Details: Thanks to a generous Irene Recovery Fund grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, these grants will help community and school gardens affected by flooding rebuild safe and secure food production sites.
Amount: $100 to $1,000 to cover soil testing, soil amendments, replacement fencing, infrastructure for new garden sites, and technical assistance
Deadline: February 17, 2012
More Info: http://www.burlingtongardens.org/GardenFloodRelief_Grants.html
Windham Foundation Grants
Who may apply: Non-profits with active programs in Vermont
Details: Since its founding in 1963, the Windham Foundation has provided more than $10 million in grants to non-profit organizations to serve its mission of "promoting Vermont's rural communities". Particular emphasis is given to projects which enhance the unique qualities of Vermont's small town life, support its natural and working landscape, sustain Vermont's social, cultural and natural resources or preserve Vermont's history and traditions while enhancing day-to-day community life.
Amount: $2,000-$3,000,compelling projects with larger requests considered
Deadline: February 17, 2012
More Info: http://www.windham-foundation.org/programs/grants/application-process.html
Mantis Tiller Grants
Who May Apply: K-12 teachers, educators, garden coordinators, parents, and interested parties.
Details: In the past, winners have included schools, churches, correctional facilities, parks departments, youth camps, community gardens, and many others. Applicants must operate a charitable or educational program that is not-for-profit. The tiller may not be used as a prize for fundraising (e.g., auction or raffle).
Amount: 25 programs will each receive a Mantis Tiller/Cultivator with border/edger and kickstand, and their choice of gas-powered 2-cycle engine or electric motor. Total value $349.00.
Deadline: March 1st, 2012
More Info: http://www.kidsgardening.org/grants/2012-mantis-awards-community-and-youth-gardens
Healthy Living Grants, Cabot Creamery
Who may apply: Schools with matching funds seeking to improve kids' health through exercise, nutrition and/or information.
Details: Cabot is an enthusiastic supporter of our communities' efforts to improve our kids' health through exercise, better nutrition and lots of fun knowledge. Cabot created the matching grant process to encourage schools to reach out to their own local businesses, cooperatives, parent clubs and others. Doing this supports sustainability for the initiative, provides awareness about a school's new healthy living idea and encourages participation by community members.
Amount: matching funds of up to $200 for any qualifying program
Deadline: open, requests due at least 6 weeks before funding is needed
More info: http://www.cabotcheese.coop/pages/community_and_you/school_grants.php