GRO1000 Grassroots Grant Application Process
in Support of Community Gardens and Green Spaces
Program Enters Fourth Year of Funding Local Greenscape Projects
Applications are now being accepted for the GRO1000 Grassroots Grants award program. These grants support community green space development. Grants are awarded to deserving not-for-profit civic organizations across the country and are part of a larger commitment ScottsMiracle-Gro has made to create more than 1,000 community gardens and green spaces in the U.S., Canada and Europe by 2018, the company’s 150th anniversary. To date, 406 community projects have been impacted by GRO1000.
The GRO1000 Grassroots Grant application for 2014 is available online at:
Submission Deadline: February 17, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST
(Grants, that range from $500 to $1,500, are awarded based on community need, scope of project and long-term sustainability of the green space.)
In conjunction with the grant application period, ScottsMiracle-Gro has launched Gro & Chat, an online community dedicated exclusively to the community garden movement. Gro & Chat (Gro-Chat.com) was developed as a free online resource to support those who have a passion for community gardening, including previous and potential GRO1000 Grassroots Grants award recipients. To learn more about Gro & Chat and to join the community, visit www.Gro-Chat.com.
Plant a Row for the Hungry and the Garden Writers Association are partners in the ScottsMiracle-Gro GRO1000 initiative to celebrate outdoor living by bringing community gardens and greenspaces to economically challenged communities. Other partners include: The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Gardening Association, Franklin Park Conservatory and Plant a Row • Grow a Row. GRO1000 supports ScottsMiracle-Gro's philanthropic strategy of "Give Back to Gro".