With support from Franklin Park Conservatory
and the Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan
Central Ohio is a thriving hub for community gardening and urban agriculture. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, The City of Columbus, and Franklin County utilize a single application to maximize funding and material resources to gardens and to provide financial and material resources to re-purpose underused land and to create, continue, or expand community gardens and greenspaces to:
- Increase healthy, affordable, and local food access and education, particularly for people in under-resourced neighborhoods;
- Connect individuals to the life-enhancing benefits of community gardens and greenspaces, including health and wellness, environmental, community building, and beautification.
Nonprofit gardening efforts may apply for funding (up to $3,000) and in-kind product donations (up to $300 from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company) on a yearly basis. Ongoing personnel costs are not allowable requests.
New and existing gardens and greenspaces, including community gardens, school gardens, pollinator gardens, and beautification efforts.
- 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor;
- Location in Columbus or Franklin County;
- Ability to complete project within one calendar year from date of application.
- Applications opened the last Friday in September and closed the last Friday in October, and awards will be announced in early 2024.
- Explore the Frequently Asked Questions and Parcel Summary Instructions. For other potential funding sources, explore Additional Garden Grant Opportunities and Resources.
- For past grantees, final reports are due October 31, 2023. For the 2023-2024 growing season, grantees will receive an email one month prior to the final report deadline with the link to submit their final report. Final report questions can be viewed here. Photos of past grantee gardens are not necessary, but appreciated. Photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions, please contact Victoria Prokup.