Fall Grant Cycle Closed

Our next grant cycle opens on January 15, 2021. To receive a notification that the application is available and to keep up with other Unity Gardens’ news, sign up for our e-newsletter HERE.

About Our Grants

Unity Gardens awards grants up to $1,000 for conservation landscaping projects in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. These grants are available to qualified nonprofit groups such as neighborhoods, faith-based organizations, schools, youth groups, community organizations and more.  Grant applications are accepted in the spring (January 15-March 1) and the fall (June 15-August 1).

For Current Grant Recipients

Apply for a Grant

We prefer that organizations apply using our online grant application. To avoid surprises, please download a PDF copy of the application in advance to use as a reference as you prepare all the materials you need once you begin completing the online form. Create the following files in Word or Google docs as you will be asked to upload a Project Description, Proposed Budget (save in Excel or Google Sheets) and Impact Statement.

Please read through the information on the page below, as it contains answers to most people’s questions. If you still have questions, you many email Joni at

Spring grant applications will be posted on January 15 and due March 1. 

Fall grant applications will be posted June 15 and due August 1. 

Helpful Tips

Writing a Successful Application

Your chance of receiving a grant increases if you complete all the parts of the application successfully, without us having to go back to you for questions or clarification. Below, we’ve included parts of GREAT past applications you can use as a guide: 

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

Helpful Tips: Budget Form & Funding Tips


Helpful Tips: Maintaining Your Project

Helpful Tips: Planting Day

Helpful Tips: Sharing Your Project

Other Helpful Resources