Community Gardens transform how people eat and live in community. These food-growing spaces create places for people to connect to each other and reconnect to where their food comes from; all while growing food for themselves and others, sharing knowledge about healthy food and healthy lifestyles, beautifying neighborhoods, and healing and enriching our urban ecosystems.
Since 2015, Food Well Alliance has invested $150,000 directly into 77 community gardens across Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties through its Community Garden Grant. The grant has allowed community gardens to define their garden infrastructure, tool, and supply needs to keep their gardens thriving and serving their communities.
New in 2019: Three funding opportunities!
As community gardeners prepare for a new growing season, Food Well Alliance is gearing up for our 2019 Community Garden Grants.
We will invest a total of $50,000 to support the vitality and sustainability of community gardens in Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties.
GARDEN IMPROVEMENT GRANT
Apply to receive a $1,500 grant for your garden makeover and infrastructure needs, such as tools, supplies, materials.
COMPOSTING SYSTEM GRANT
Apply to receive materials, supplies, and volunteer support to construct a 3-bin “Compost Knox” compost system with signage at your community garden
COMPOST DELIVERY GRANT
Apply to receive one cubic yard of organic compost delivered straight to your garden!
Community garden leaders are invited to apply for one, two, or all three of the above grants.
Deadline to apply is March 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Note: Community Garden Grants are designated specifically for community gardens. School gardens are not eligible to apply.
Please read our grant criteria before applying.
Important Note About Tax ID Number:
To register and get an application started in the online grant, the system does require you to enter a Tax ID Number when you register. Don't have a Tax ID for your garden or organization? Simply enter: 00-0000000 on the registration page and get started on your application.
Need information about fiscal sponsors, or other grant guidelines?
Food Well Alliance hosted an opportunity to learn more about the 2019 Community Garden Grant process through an online webinar on February 21. The webinar provided more information about the grant and using the online grant system to complete and submit their application.
Did you miss the webinar? Register below to view a replay.
Calling all Garden Leaders!
Help These Treasured Spaces Thrive
We know it requires time, sweat, cooperation, coordination, and resources to maintain and sustain community gardens. The 2019 Grants aim to help these treasured spaces thrive. Know a garden leader who might not be aware of Food Well Alliance’s Community Garden Grants? Please share this information with them!