Community Garden Grant

IMPORTANT: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic. grant applications for 2020 will not be accepted. Louisville Grows looks forward to a round of robust applications for the 2021 season. We wish the best for all community gardens and welcome any questions or requests for resources we may have access to for the remainder of the year.

The Louisville Grows Community Garden Grant provides funding and in-kind materials for new or expanding community gardens managed by community organizations, garden clubs, after-school programs, neighborhood associations, faith-based organizations, and motivated community members.

 If a grant is awarded, groups are required to provide 10% in matching funds. Groups may apply for funding of garden construction, soil preparation, seeds and starts, tools, rain barrels or other irrigation methods, fencing, and/or compost and other gardening needs.

In addition to providing funding, all gardens that receive funding will be designated as an official Louisville Grows garden, which provides the benefits of garden signage, year round technical and educational support, groups of volunteers as requested, social media promotion, and networking opportunities to ensure the community garden’s long term success.

 A Community Garden Grant Workshop will be offered each year before the grant application is opened. The workshop will focus on the Community Garden Toolkit, grant application requirements and other benefits of the grant. A representative from the community garden MUST attend the workshops in order to submit a grant application.

Louisville Grows is here to support existing or newly formed community gardens. We are excited to work with you to grow a more just and sustainable community!  The benefits of participating in a community garden are countless, and it all starts with careful planning and consideration of all the material and knowledge needed to make your garden a success.

Proceeds from our annual Seeds & Starts Sale directly support the Community Garden Grant Program.
If you have any questions, contact Lisa at programs@louisvillegrows.org or 502.905.4342.
Thanks to the grant we received from Louisville Grows, we:
1. Doubled our growing space by building new frames.
2. Completed construction on our storage shed.
3. Received a wheelbarrow and lots of garden tools.
Now every one of our gardeners has exactly what they need to tend their crops and maintain the common areas of our garden. This was a transformative year for us. We could not have done it without Louisville Grows. We are so grateful – thank you!”

Rachel Peterson 
Shelby Park Community Garden, 2018 Community Garden Grant Recipient

Community Garden Grant Recipients

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