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Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits for Community
Garden Projects in Eligible Regions

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Garden Walk Buffalo

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Grants of up to $1,000 to New York nonprofit organizations for community garden projects in eligible regions. In the past, funding has been provided for projects that repaired damage caused by storms, and for community gardens, historic garden restoration, street-side planters, hanging baskets, and annuals for planters.

Proposals must meet the following criteria:

  • The project must be related to gardening and beautification, community and/or neighborhood-oriented. This can be a short-term project spanning a single season, or a longterm project intended to last for years.
  • The project must be within the Garden Walk Buffalo footprint: bounded by Main Street, the Niagara River, Canalside, Parkside, and the Scajaquada Expressway.
  • The project must be visible from the street and completed by Garden Walk weekend (last weekend in July)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165110

Estimated Size of Grant:

The requested amount may not exceed $1,000.

Term of Contract:

The project must be completed by Garden Walk weekend (last weekend in July).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Non-profit organizations that have been designated 501(c)3 by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
- Non-profit organizations with a 501(c)3 sponsor, such as Board of Block Clubs of Buffalo and Erie County, Grassroots Gardens, Inc., etc.

The project cannot be to the benefit of an individual’s personal garden or property.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are accepted now through February 29, 2020. Winners are announced in the early spring of that year at a Garden Walk Buffalo Committee meeting.

You will be notified by Garden Walk Buffalo by April 30, 2020 if your project has been selected

Grant monies will be distributed at a meeting of the Garden Walk committee in late April or early May. Representative(s) of your organization will be invited to this meeting and asked to give a brief overview of the organization and the beautification project

The organization must provide matching funds equal to the amount requested: monetary, materials, or sweat equity calculated at $15 per hour of donated labor.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

For questions, or help with the forms, contact

P.O. Box 296
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 247-5004

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Buffalo

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