Growing Together Mini Grants

Growing Together Mini Grants help fund materials for Master Gardener donation garden projects since 2016. Mini Grants can be used to purchase materials like seeds, fencing, and harvest supplies for food pantry donation gardens. See the map of participating Iowa counties.

In 2020, 29 counties received mini grants and donated over 74 thousand pounds of fresh produce. Read the press release here. 

Applications are now open for the 2021 Growing Together mini grants. You can read the 2021 mini grant guidance here and review the sample mini grant application.

In 2019, more than $50,000 in grant money was awarded to 22 counties for food security projects. Read the press release here. The mini grantees donated over 115 thousand pounds of produce in 2019; read the press release

Check out the Donation Gardening Toolkit.

Read Success Stories about mini grants here.