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Community Seed Grant

In-Kind Grants of Seeds to Southwestern USA and Northwestern
Mexico Organizations for Community Gardening Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

09/08/18 5:00 PM MST


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In-kind grants to organizations in multiple Southwestern USA States and northwestern Mexico for seeds to plant in gardens that benefit the community. Funding is intended for programs that aim to improve the nutritional, economic, environmental, or social health of underprivileged populations in the region, while also striving to keep locally-adapted crop varieties alive and in active use in farms and gardens.

Priority is given to projects that will clearly benefit underrepresented groups.

Organizations in the arid Southwest are eligible: Arizona, New Mexico, the four corners area of Utah and Colorado, and appropriate projects in California or other regions.

Examples of successful seed grants include school gardens, demonstration gardens for seed libraries, community therapy or rehabilitation gardens, senior center gardens, and other community-oriented gardens.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180621

Estimated Size of Grant:

Due to limited resources, Seed Grants are typically on the order of 10 to 30 standard seed packets, with no more than three packets of a single variety. Exceptions may be made under special circumstances, and quantities may be limited if demand is high.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Seed Grant eligibility is restricted solely to organizations operating in the Native Seeds/SEARCH region of focus: the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico.

Organizations in the Southwest include Arizona, New Mexico, the four corners area of Utah and Colorado, and appropriate projects in California or other regions.

Native American organizations should apply through the Community Seed Grants program using this application form.

Seed Grants are not available to individuals.

Seeds donated through this program will not be sold.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are reviewed every four months, with deadlines designed to provide time for review and seed shipment prior to planting time. Applications will be reviewed soon after each deadline and all applicants will be notified of a decision within a few weeks. Seeds will be shipped as soon as possible afterward. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for the following application cycle.

Applications are due by 5:00 PM MST on the following dates:

- Spring Planting: January 19th, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
- Summer/Monsoon Planting: May 5th, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
- Fall/Winter Planting: September 8th, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information:

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

Return the completed application to Native Seeds/SEARCH via email, fax, or mail:

Fax: (520) 622-0829

Native Seeds/SEARCH
Attn: Community Seed Grants
3584 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718

Questions about the application process, eligibility, or selecting seeds:
Phone: 520-622-0830

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona;   California;   Colorado;   New Mexico;   Utah

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.