We Can Help Your Garden Thrive!

We’re a nonprofit that helps food, farm and garden projects by offering garden grants and free assistance with online fundraising and garden planning.

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SeedMoney runs what we call a “crowdgranting” program on an annual basis. Participating projects raise funds from November 15th to December 15th using our free crowdfunding tools and compete for challenge grants ranging from $100 to $1000. Projects keep 100% of what they raise plus any grant funds they win whether they reach their funding goal or not. In addition to providing grants to motivate individuals to donate, SeedMoney also provides participating projects with garden-themed graphics, sample language and communications strategies they can use in their online outreach.

We will accept grant applications until 11:59 pm Eastern Time on November 12th. We will only consider applications successfully submitted via our website by that deadline.

At noon Eastern Time on November 15th, all funding campaigns whose applications were submitted on time and fit our criteria will go live. Let your project’s supporters know in advance.

At noon Eastern Time on December 15th, the 30-day challenge period ends. Your campaign keeps 100% of what it has raised even if it hasn’t reached its funding goal.

Our program is available to any garden project located anywhere in the world. These include community gardens, community farms, school gardens, and food bank gardens to name just a few. Although the projects we serve are very diverse, they share a few common criteria: they must be food gardens or have an “edible” component to them; they must be public gardens (i.e. we can’t fund an individual’s private garden even if that person is donating the produce to others); and they must be proposed by nonprofit causes that can prove their nonprofit status.

SeedMoney offers three types of garden grants all through the same application:

1. Challenge Grants ranging from $100 to $1000. The more a project raises through crowdfunding, the larger the grant it qualifies to receive.

2. Geographic Interest Grants of $100 to $300 for projects located in Maine or the Global South. These grants do not have any crowdfunding requirements.

3. Garden Planning Grants. Thanks to the generous support of Growing Interactive, we offer free one-year subscriptions to our innovative and user-friendly online garden planning platform. Worth $50 usually, the SeedMoney Garden Planner makes it easy to draw out vegetable beds, add plants and move them around to get the perfect layout and a personalized planting calendar for your location.

As a first step, we recommend that you join our email list where we will send you information about our grants and deadlines. If you are already on our list, you can go directly to our funding site here donate.seedmoney.org to start your application.

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