Each year, SeedMoney offers grants to food garden projects through a 30-day crowdfunding challenge running from Nov 15 to Dec 15. SeedMoney offers grants on a sliding scale. The size of a grant a project can receive depends on how much it is able to raise over the 30-day period compared to other projects participating in the challenge.
There are three types of grants:
SeedMoney's crowdfunding tools and grants are available to a wide variety of food garden projects including but not limited to school gardens, community gardens, food pantry gardens, homeless shelter gardens, job training gardens, tribal gardens, senior gardens, library gardens, college gardens, orphanage gardens, demonstration gardens, healing and therapeutic gardens, as well as hybrid versions of the projects above that defy easy categorization (i.e. a community garden project involving seniors who are growing extra food for their local food pantry). Although the garden projects are very diverse, they all share a few common denominators: they must be food gardens, they must be public gardens, and they must be proposed by nonprofit causes that are able to prove their nonprofit status.
To qualify for using the SeedMoney platform, applicant groups attest that they are raising funds for nonprofit, food garden projects serving people in need in their community. SeedMoney leaves it up to the applicant groups to decide how the money will be spent. For some groups, funds will be used to cover the annual operating costs of the garden project (e.g. buying seeds, supplies, tools, compost, etc.) whereas for others funds may be sought for a specific purpose like installing an irrigation system, purchasing a greenhouse, etc.
Estimated Total Program Funding: