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Marion County Master Gardener Association Community Garden Education Grant

Background: The Marion County Master Gardener Association (MCMGA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote good gardening practices to the community in cooperation with Purdue Extension – Marion County. 


Grant Purpose:  To support youth gardening education initiatives which help support and sustain hunger-relief efforts in the Marion County hunger-relief system.


Prospective Applicants: Not-for-profit [ie 501c(3)] organizations involved with farming, community gardens, food pantries, food desert initiatives, and nutrition programs that include demographically targeted education programs.

 

Grant Sum: $1500. Depending upon year one interest, MCMGA may consider offering the grant annually. MCMGA may provide limited gardening related consultation support, up to 20 hours annually.


Application Requirements: Grant applicants should provide a one-page overview of the proposed youth educational plans, being as specific as possible. Indicate clear, specific goals and concise measures for youth education and for providing fresh and nutritious produce into the hunger-relief system. Include a general breakout of grant expenditures [materials, outside services, labor (includes salary, internships, etc.), other miscellaneous expenses] annually from grant receipt. A grantee must provide MCMGA with an annual activity summary. Finally please provide contact information.  MCMGA may use the grantee’s initiative, name, image and likeness of staff/volunteers to further promote the grant’s value.


Application Deadline: Grant applications must be submitted electronically by February 29, 2024 to the following email address: plant@indymcmga.org. Notices to all potential grantees and the winning grantee will be communicated by March 15, 2024. Funds will be made available based on timing needs of the grant awardee.


Further information: Applicants may contact the grant steering committee designate with questions using the plant@indymcmga.org email address.

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