The application deadline for our 2015 grant cycle has passed. We are, however, accepting applications for our 2016 cycle. To be considered for funding for our 2016 cycle, applications must be submitted by 5pm Eastern Time, Friday January 8, 2016.
Sow It Forward is the grants and partnership program of Kitchen Gardeners International. The grant is for nonprofit causes or organizations (schools, 501c3s, food banks, community gardens, colleges, libraries, prisons, senior programs, etc.) interested in starting or expanding food garden projects that are of general benefit to their community. Past grantees include school gardens, community gardens, food bank gardens, library gardens, senior gardens, prison gardens and homeless shelter gardens among others.
We offer full and partial grants. A full grant has an approximate value of $500 and normally consists of a cash grant of $300-400 with the remaining $100-$200 taking the form of seeds and gift certificates for garden supplies and KGI's online garden planner. The partial grant normally has a value of $325 and consists of a $300 cash grant and $25 one-year subscription to KGI's online garden planner. There are no geographic limitations on what types of food garden projects will be considered. Past grantees included projects from Portland, Oregon to Pakistan and many places in between. Because of trade restrictions and international shipping fees, garden projects from outside the US will only be eligible for partial grants.
The application deadline for our 2016 grant cycle 5pm Eastern Time, Friday January 8, 2016. Only funding requests submitted through KGI's online grant application will be considered for funding. We recommend that prospective applicants download and complete the Sow It Forward Application Prep Form (Word) offline before starting their application online. This way you will have a version saved on your computer in case you have any trouble submitting the application online.
Kitchen Gardeners International is a 501c3 nonprofit founded in Scarborough in 2003. Its membership includes over 32,000 people from 120 countries who are growing their own food and helping others to do the same. It is best known for having led the successful online campaign urging the Obamas to replant a kitchen garden at The White House.