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Walmart–Evergreen Green Grants

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Walmart Canada and Evergreen

Deadline Date:

02/02/15 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $3,500 to $10,000 to Canada non-profits and community groups for naturalization and community development projects focused on the restoration and stewardship of Canadian communities through the use of native plants.

This grant also supports community gardening projects that involve native plants, food gardening and programming.

Eligible projects may enhance local biodiversity and wildlife habitats and increase food security, reconnect people with nature, and improve the quality of life in local communities.

Projects supported through the Green Grants program include: Native planting initiatives; Invasive species removal; Community food gardens; Youth-based and inter-generational projects; Wildlife habitat restoration; Aquatic stewardship projects; Environmental workshops and educational events; Community skills sharing workshops; and Projects serving under-served communities.

Eligible expenses include:

-Native plant material (plants, trees, shrubs, wildflowers)
-Gardening supplies and tools and other building materials
-Educational and communication materials
-Volunteer expenses
-Health and safety supplies
-Wages, salaries, honoraria and professional consulting services (up to 20% of Green Grant funding requested)

Not funded:
- Projects occurring on privately owned property that is not publicly accessible
- Projects that do not use native plants exclusively and do not promote organic practices
- Projects (or portions thereof) completed before the application is reviewed
- Construction and excavation contractor costs
- Technical or scientific reports and studies
- Projects developed on land belonging to a school board – School ground greening and food garden projects are only eligible for funding through Evergreen’s School Ground Greening Program

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150264

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of $10,000, $5,000, and $3,500 are available (up to 50% of the total project budget).


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-The grant is open to all community groups working collaboratively with their local municipality or other institutional or project partners, including government agencies, crown corporations or publicly funded institutions such as hospitals or universities.

-Groups that are not legally incorporated or do not have charitable status are welcome to apply; however, in this case the applicant must list an institutional partner that will be responsible for administration of awarded funding. Please note that if selected for an award, funds will be granted to the institutional partner to administer.

-Unless represented by a registered foundation, government departments and agencies, including Ontario Conservation Authorities, cannot apply directly. In these cases, applications must be submitted by a community partner.

-Projects must be located on publicly accessible lands.

Contact Information:

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

Walmart–Evergreen Green Grants
Centre for Green Cities, Suite 300, Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8

Lauren Roberts, Program Assistant
Phone: 416-596-1495 x310, (toll free outside Toronto: 1-888-426-3138 x310)

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Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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