Growing Together Mini Grants help fund materials for Master Gardener donation garden projects. Mini Grants can be used to purchase materials like seeds, fencing, and harvest supplies for food pantry donation gardens. 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.
Applications for the 2020 Growing Together Iowa Mini Grants were due on January 10, 2020 for grants up to $4,000. Click here to read the 2020 mini grant guidelines and view a sample mini grant application here.
Check out the new Donation Gardening Toolkit.