MMGA 2016-2017 Horticultural Grants

All Grant applications should be submitted to grants@massmastergardeners.org

The Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, Inc. (MMGA) is pleased to
announce the opening of the 2016-17 MMGA grants cycle. Grants are now
available to the general gardening community. The MMGA is a non-profit
educational organization whose mission is to share knowledge and experience
with the public through outreach programs in education, horticulture and
gardening.

The objective of the MMGA grant program is to encourage and sponsor hands on
horticulture and environmental education aimed at increasing the public’s
appreciation of plants, awareness of environmental issues and the practice of
sustainable living. Grants will be awarded to start, maintain or upgrade public
spaces as well as to produce or promote educational programming.

There are five grant categories and each category has a separate application.
Grants are offered in different categories to target specific communities. All
funded projects have the option of requesting Massachusetts Master Gardener
participation. Master Gardeners are experienced and trained volunteers who
provide horticultural information and educational resources to the gardening
public, offer technical support for horticulture projects and contribute outreach
programs for community events. The deadline for all applications is January 30,
2017.

Grants
To find out more about each grant or to apply click on the link below the grant.

Education Grant – up to $1000
The Education Grant is offered to non-profit organizations for the development
and implementation of an educational program or experience in horticulture. We
are specifically looking for groups who would like to support hands-on
experiences in their communities that will both provide horticultural education and
connect people to plants.
Education Grant Application

Start-Up Grant – up to $1000
The Start Up Grant is offered to non-profit organizations to develop and create a
new community garden. We are specifically looking for groups who would like
to support hands on experiences in their communities that will provide a
community space focused around a garden, and that will connect people to
plants.
Start-Up Grant Application

Garden Club Grant – up to $1000
The Garden Club Grant is offered to Massachusetts garden clubs to assist in
support, maintenance or creation of a community gardening project. We are
specifically looking for groups who would like to provide or enhance a community
space that is open to the public and that connects people to plants.
Garden Club Grant Application

School Garden Grant – up to $1000
The School Garden Grant is offered to non-profit organizations to develop and
implement a horticultural education program that includes a school garden. We
are specifically looking for groups who would like to provide hands on
horticultural experiences within a school system that will include both horticultural
education and to connect students to plants.
School Garden Grant Application

Community Garden Grant – $300-$1000
The Community Grant is offered to non-profit organizations to support the
horticultural aspects of a community garden. Grants will be awarded for projects
in public spaces such as community centers, public parks, town facilities, or other
community venues. We are specifically looking for groups who would like to
support, maintain or install a garden space in their communities, which will
provide a place where people can connect to plants.
Community Garden Grant Application

To find out more information about MMGA grants, grant guidelines and
requirements please see the Grant Guidelines page or send an inquiry to the
MMGA Grants Committee at grants@massmastergardeners.org.

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