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Parkways Foundation Community Garden Grant Program 2012

Grants to Support the Beautification
of Park Gardens in Illinois

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Parkways Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/15/12 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $1,500 are available for park advisory councils and garden clubs in Illinois that maintain gardens in their parks. The purposes of these grants are to: build community ownership of the Chicago Parks, strengthen community leadership/sense of neighborhood, and facilitate a higher degree of beautification and maintenance of the Chicago Parks through community participation.

Funding for Gardens: Community Garden groups may apply for materials to enhance and/or expand (with prior permission) their gardens. Project budgets may include plants, garden supplies, and other garden-related materials.

NOTE: Projects must comply with the updated guidelines from the “Letter of Commitment” in your registration package. i.e. The following are not allowed: bird feeders, trees, or any permanent structures such as sheds, fences, walls, or trellises.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127514

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,500


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Park advisory councils and garden clubs that maintain gardens in their parks are eligible. Gardens must first be officially registered with the Chicago Park District.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: Registered Community Garden groups must have a completed application to Parkways by the deadline date of Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Submit applications by email: , Fax (312)742-5325 , or mail to:
Parkways Foundation - Community Garden Grants
541 N. Fairbanks Ct., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Fax: (312)742-5325

Parkways Foundation - Community Garden Grants
541 N. Fairbanks Ct., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois