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ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Academy Grant

Grants to Franklin County, Ohio Nonprofits
for Community Gardens and Greenspaces

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Columbus Foundation

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

09/29/17 11:59 PM


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In-kind grants and monetary grants of up to $4,000 to Franklin County, Ohio nonprofit organizations for projects to create and maintain community gardens, nontraditional gardens, or greenspaces. Successful projects should include neighborhood resident participation, demonstrate positive, measurable outcomes and meet stated objectives.

Applicants may request support for activities such as the following:

- Produce for farmers’ markets
- School gardens
- Therapeutic gardens
- Beautification efforts

Funding and/or in-kind support may be awarded to new and existing gardens and greenspaces.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 135594

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests may not exceed $4,000. A portion of each grant award may be in the form of an in-kind contribution from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

Term of Contract:

Grant funds will be awarded for projects taking place in 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The fund welcomes applications from organizations that are recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or those that have a fiscal sponsor.

Gardens must have a primary impact in Franklin County.

Funding must be for a project beginning in the upcoming growing season.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Grants Information Session will be held on September 15, 2017 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. This session will include information about how to use the online application system to apply for grants.

RSVP by emailing the address in Contact Information below.

Pre-Application Information:

The application will be available online at the RFP URL beginning Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on Friday, September 29, 2017.

Awards will be announced after November 13, 2017.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online at the RFP URL after August 23, 2017.

Please note, to apply, you will first need to register your organization:

For questions, contact Hailey Stroup at

To RSVP for an informational session, email:

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Franklin County