Grants

 

The deadline to apply for a Fall 2022 Grant was August 1, 2022

Our next grant cycle is Spring 2023 and is open January 15-March 1, 2023.

Each Spring and Fall, Unity Gardens awards grants to local communities to support planting initiatives that use the power of native plants to address issues like stormwater runoff, pollution and habitat loss.

Unity Gardens funds groups such as homeowners associations, faith-based organizations, schools and scout groups, garden clubs, and other qualified nonprofits. The deadline to apply for Fall Grants is August 1. Spring Grants are due March 1.

We’re are also happy to talk to you about your potential project before you submit an application. Email unitygardensaa@gmail.com to set up a time to review your project plans with us.

To apply, all groups must submit the following: 1) Project Description, 2) Photos of the Site, 3) Sketch of the Proposed Garden, 4) Maintenance Plan, 5) Letter of Support from the Property Owner, and a 6) Proposed Budget (save in Excel or Google Sheets).

How to Apply for a Grant

An updated application for Spring 2023 will become available on January 15. In the meantime, you can review past applications and guidelines to learn more about our grant program. If you have questions, you can email us at unitygardensaa@gmail.com.

Helpful Tips: Writing a Successful Application

Your chance of receiving a grant decreases if you are missing attachments or we have to contact you for questions or clarification. Below, we’ve included parts of GREAT past applications you can use as guides: 

Helpful Tips: Budget Form & Funding Tips

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

Helpful Tips: Maintaining Your Project

Helpful Tips: Planting Day

Helpful Tips: Sharing Your Project

Other Helpful Resources

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Are you already a Unity Gardens grant recipient? Visit our Grantee Resource Page