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2019 School Garden Grant

Grant to a Louisville, Kentucky School or Nonprofit
to Establish a School-Based Gardening Project

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Slow Food Bluegrass

Deadline Date:

03/10/19 Before midnight


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Grant totaling $5,000 to a Louisville, Kentucky school or nonprofit for a school-based gardening project. Funding is intended to promote universal access to healthy, ecologically sound food sources. Eligible projects are those that are focused on connecting and engaging children with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Priority will be given to both limited-resource communities and projects clearly demonstrating strong buy-in from stakeholders.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177438

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

This grant totals $5,000 and will be distributed over the course of three years: $2,500 in year one, $1,500 in year two, and $1,000 in year three.

Term of Contract:

The grant will be distributed over the course of three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicant must be (a) a nonprofit school or school district (public, private or charter, elementary, middle, or secondary), (b) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working in partnership with one or more schools or (c) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an approved JCPS Out-of-School Time (OST) program.

- Applicant must have the capacity to manage grant funds responsibly and the skills and experience necessary to undertake a project involving the Garden Project.

- Applicant must demonstrate that the Garden Project has strong participation from stakeholders, including the school principal or 501(c)(3) program director (as applicable), volunteers, and members of the community.

- Applicant must demonstrate that thoughtful consideration is being given to the technical challenges of the Garden Project construction, expansion or renovation and regular maintenance: including, but not limited to, soil testing, water availability, tool storage, and municipal regulations.

- Applicant must articulate a compelling plan for integrating the garden into the life of the students and community, and must have plans to put the garden’s produce to good use.

- Applicant must comply with the grant terms and report expenses yearly in order to receive the next years grant funds.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted between November 9, 2018 and March 10, 2019 only. Grant recipients will be announced on or by March 27, 2019.

Funds for the three-year award will be disbursed to recipients annually in advance
at the beginning of each grant year. Grant recipients must submit receipts annually for garden
expenses that are equal to or greater than that year’s annual award amount prior to receiving the
next year’s funds.

Contact Information:

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

Please complete all required information then e-mail your grant application to:

Complete applications may also be mailed to:

Slow Food Bluegrass, PO
BOX 5222, Louisville, KY

Kelly Buenning, Administrative Coordinator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kentucky: Louisville