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2018 Project Orange Thumb Grant

In-Kind Donations to USA and Canada Nonprofits for
Neighborhood Beautification and Community Gardens

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Fiskars Brands

Deadline Date:

02/02/18 11:59 PM CST


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In-kind grants valued at $3,500 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations to support horticulture education and neighborhood beautification through community gardens. Winners will receive tools and gift cards in support of their project. Applications are invited from organizations demonstrating a commitment to the long-term success of local gardens. Gardens will promote healthy and sustainable food sources, community collaboration and neighborhood beautification.

Examples of new garden initiatives and garden expansion initiatives Project Orange Thumb has supported in the past:
-Gardens that grow produce for school meal programs
-Gardens created to increase environmental and agricultural education in the community
-Gardens donating produce to hunger relief programs
-Gardens for nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and related facilities
-Gardens created to aid in healthy eating and lifestyle educational programs

The Project Orange Thumb Grant Program is intended to recognize projects that will make differences in their communities through unique community garden initiatives while demonstrating and communicating how a small group of people can make changes that affect and involve the entire community. Project Orange Thumb is intended to promote new garden space; therefore the applicant’s effort must involve a new garden, meaning that a garden must not have previously existed in the space(s) identified in the application. New garden expansions are eligible.

In light of those objectives, applications will be evaluated by the judges based on the following criteria: (i) adherence to all application and eligibility requirements; (ii) adherence to overall objectives, including communication objectives; (iii) initial impression; (iv) community involvement plan; and (v) overall project execution plans. Applications that fail to address any portion of the objectives are not eligible. The applications ranked highest by the judges will be designated as potential Grant recipients, subject to verification of eligibility and programming to the extent Sponsor deems necessary, and subject to final Sponsor approval.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179664

Number of Grants:

30 recipients will be chosen from this year’s applicants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each award will consist of $2,000 in home improvement retailer gift cards and Fiskars items totaling $1,500 ARV (total of $3,500 ARV).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Application for award of a Grant in the 2018 Project Orange Thumb Grant Program is open (a) to any organization located in the 50 United States or DC that at the time of application and award is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and (b) to any organization located in Canada that at time of application and award is listed by Canada Revenue Agency as a Registered Charity (see except that a Registered Charity listed at the time of application or award as suspended, revoked, annulled or subject to penalty is not eligible.

Previous Project Orange Thumb Grant recipients are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 11:59 PM CST on February 2, 2018.

Winners will be announced March 2, 2018.

Guidelines and Application Instructions:

Terms and Conditions:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Application:

Email questions to:

Fiskars Brands, Inc.
7800 Discovery Drive
Middleton, WI 53562

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon