Louisville Grows 2019 Community Garden Grant is open!

(Apply for awards up to $1,000)!

If you are interested in starting a community garden, or are currently involved in a community garden, we encourage you to attend an informational session on how to apply for our grant.

2019 Community Garden Grant Info Sessions (1641 Portland Avenue)

  • Saturday, November 17th: 10:00-11:00am
  • Tuesday, November 20th: 6:30-7:30pm

2019 Community Garden Grant Application  |  2019 Community Garden Toolkit

Email completed applications to Simon at gardens@louisvillegrows.org. You may also contact him for additional information or to ask questions.

Application closes: December 5, 2018  |  Grant Selection Announced: December 11, 2018

The Louisville Grows 2019 Community Garden Grant will provide recipients up to $1,000 in materials or services for new or expanding gardens managed by community organizations, garden clubs, after-school programs, neighborhood associations, faith-based organizations, and motivated community members. If a grant is awarded, groups are required to provide 10% in matching funds.

Groups may apply for funding of garden construction, soil preparation, seeds and starts, tools, rain barrels or other irrigation methods, fencing, and/or compost. In addition to providing funding, all gardens that receive funding will be designated as an official recipient of the Louisville Grows 2019 Community Garden Grant, which provides the benefits of garden signage, year round technical and educational support, groups of volunteers as requested, social media promotion, and networking opportunities to ensure the community garden’s long term success.

“Thanks to the grant we received from Louisville Grows, we:

1. Doubled our growing space by building new frames.
2. Completed construction on our storage shed.
3. Received a wheelbarrow and lots of garden tools.
Now every one of our gardeners has exactly what they need to tend their crops and maintain the common areas of our garden. This was a transformative year for us. We could not have done it without Louisville Grows. We are so grateful – thank you!”
-Rachel Peterson, Shelby Park Community Garden, 2018 Community Garden Grant Recipient

2018 Community Garden Grant Recipients:

Kristi Love Survivor Garden

Love City Community Garden

Old Louisville Community Garden

Parkland Community Garden

Shelby Park Community Garden

30Port Community Garden

St. Peter Claver Community Garden

2017 Community Garden Grant Recipients:

Savannah’s Eden Community Garden (California Neighborhood)

Jewish Community Center Garden (Hikes Point Neighborhood)

Paul Poston Garden – New Directions Housing Corporation (California neighborhood)

Brandeis Garden – New Directions Housing Corporation (California neighborhood)

Roosevelt Garden – New Directions Housing Corporation (Portland neighborhood)

Shawnee Garden of Principles (Shawnee neighborhood)

South Points Community Garden (Hazelwood neighborhood), SPONSORED BY THE TAYOR BOULEVARD SAVE-A-LOT