GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant 2024
Happy New Year; 2024 has arrived. And, we love that the beginning of the year also signals the launch of our GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant!
The 2024 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant, brought to you by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening, is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States. The GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant is open until February 9, 2024.
¡Pueden aplicar a los programas en español! Para ver esta oportunidad de subvención en español, visite nuestra página web en español.
In March, 170 programs will receive $500 in funding to start or improve their garden or greenspace. In addition, fifteen programs will receive an additional $1,000, for a total of $1,500, through our Plus, Pride, and Equity Specialty Awards.
Whether you are creating an aquaponics program, developing a native plant garden, updating your raised bed garden, or starting an after-school garden club, consider applying for the grant opportunity.
We look forward to reading your application to the 2024 GroMoreGrassroots Grant! Apply by February 9, 2024, to be considered.
Are you looking for an idea or inspiration? Take a look at some of the stories 2023 grantees shared with us.
Monica Bledsoe, Athens Farmers Market, 2023 Plus Specialty Award Winner
“Our gardening program was especially impactful for the families that had never gardened before. One such family was a grandparent raising their grandchildren. They shared, "Gardening was something lost in our family until this program. I remember my parents and grandparents doing it, but I never learned the skill. Learning the basics of gardening with my grandkids helped me reconnect to my past and feel that I am setting up my grandkids for a better future."”
Sarah Joseph, Holland Patent High School, 2023 Pride Specialty Award Winner
“The very generous Pride specialty award gave our club the kickstart it needed. First of all, establishing the club provided a safe space for several students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community to gather with friends and share their passion for gardening. Furthermore, we were able to purchase everything we needed to construct raised beds in our school's courtyard, which will be used seasonally not only to beautify our space but also as a learning opportunity.”
Erin Soto, Governors State University Family Development Center, 2023 Equity Specialty Award Winner
“The GroMoreGood Grant allowed us to establish our first garden, called the GSU Children’s Garden. We grew over 1,500lbs of produce on almost a ¾ acre plot of land in our community garden. Children and staff started seeds indoors, tilled the garden, planted seeds, watered and weeded weekly, and harvested the crops and swapped cultural recipes. We are very pleased with the impact our garden made for the first year and look forward to continuing for years to come.”