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Colorado Garden Foundation Grant Awards Programs

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits and Agencies
for Horticultural Projects and Research

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Foundation / Corporation

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Colorado Garden Foundation

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Grants ranging from $300 to $15,000 and grants ranging from $15,000 to to $75,000 to Colorado nonprofit organizations and government agencies for horticultural projects, educational activities, and research. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Projects that have been awarded in the past include greenhouse projects, community gardens, and therapy gardens. Two types of grants are available: Major Grants and Annual Grants.

Major Grant Awards support horticulture and horticultural-related projects and those groups and individuals that are involved or directly related. Capital and matching grants are the targeted projects, while other programs/projects for support and research will also be considered.

Grant Types: Capital Improvements; Matching; Project/Program Support; Research

Annual Grants support horticulture and horticultural related projects and those groups that are involved or directly related. Education is emphasized. Areas of interest include horticultural-related research, education, therapy, and community improvements.

Grant Types: Capital Improvements, Matching, Project/Program Support, Research (all relating to horticulture)

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GrantWatch ID#: 168986

Number of Grants:

There will be 40 Annual Grants made per year and 1-2 Major Grants per year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Annual Grants: The maximum grant is $15,000. The lowest grant is $300.

Major Grants: Grant requests are restricted to a minimum of $15,000 and a maximum of $75,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Annual Grants: Funding is limited to nonprofit and government agencies.

Grants are not available to homeowners associations and political organizations. Grants are not awarded for plan development or design; salaries, administrative costs or other overhead. Only one grant or proposal per application or applicant division is considered annually.

Major Grants: Funding is limited to nonprofit and governmental agencies. No funding for political organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2020 Grant Cycle is now open. Initial letter of intent is due by August 30. Selected applicants will be requested to submit complete details by October 31.

Major grants are selected by early December with distribution at the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show in February.

Annual grants are selected by early December with distribution of funds the following spring.

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Contact Information:

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

Jim Fricke, Executive Director
P: (303) 932-8100 x 203
F: (303) 932-8101

Colorado Garden Foundation
959 S. Kipling Pkwy, Suite 100
Lakewood, CO 80226

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USA: Colorado