Unity Gardens awards grants up to $1,000 for community greening projects in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. These grants are available to qualified non-profit groups such as neighborhoods, religious organizations, schools, scout troops, community organizations and more.  Grant applications are accepted in the spring (January 15-March 1) and the fall (July 1-August 15).  

HELPFUL TIP:  Be sure to visit the new School Projects section on Bay Backpack (even if you’re not with a school!) for step-by-step instructions on over a hundred projects! Schoolyard Habitat Project Guide from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is also available for viewing or download or you can request a free print copy by mail at:

Apply for a Grant

Grant Eligibility Requirements & Guidelines
Unity Gardens Grant Application (online) 
Unity Gardens Grant Application (downloadable pdf)  
Unity Gardens Grantee Projects: Photos, Maps & More!

Helpful Tips: Native Plants, Design Tool, Project How-To’s

How to Choose & Find Native Plants
Online Yard Design Tool
Project How-To’s: Instructions on 100+ projects for everyone!

Helpful Tips: Budget Form & Funding Tips

Sample Budget Form
Acquiring Resources & Funding

Helpful Tips: Planting Day

Planting Day Tips 

Helpful Tips: Sharing Your Project

Ways to Share Your Project
Public Relations Guides:

Helpful Tips: Maintaining Your Project

Create a Maintenance Plan 

Finalizing the Project: Develop a Final Report

Unity Gardens Final Report Requirements

Helpful Resources

Online Resources for Native Plants, Landscaping for Wildlife, Project How-To’s & More