Garden Futures Grants

In February 2021, The Garden Conservancy launched the Garden Futures Grants, a new, annual initiative. Through this program, the Conservancy will be awarding grants—typically ranging from $5,000 to $10,000—to small public gardens and other nonprofit organizations that are making a significant impact in their communities through garden-based programming. Through this program we want to celebrate and highlight the work of innovative and diverse gardening practices throughout the United States. 

This year, we are pleased to award grants to sixteen recipients representing a cross-section of gardens and organizations, all nonprofits and many of them small organizations, selected by our 2022 Grant Program Advisory Committee. We are delighted to support their valuable work in their communities across the country.

2022 Recipients of the Garden Futures Grants

Downing Park Planning Committee - Newburgh, NY

Evanston Grows - Evanston, IL

Fort Mason Community Garden - San Francisco, CA

Garden By The Bay - Edgemere, NY

Garden Time - Providence, RI (recipient of the Page Dickey Grant for American Gardens)

The Green Scheme - Washington, D.C.

GreenSpacesLA - Los Angeles, CA

Groundwork Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT

Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden - Seatac, WA

Lake Wilderness Arboretum Foundation - Maple Valley, WA

Land to Learn - Beacon, NY

OSS Project - Bronx, NY

Resilient Roots - West Barnstable, MA

Sidestreams - Cincinnati, OH

Terra BIRDS - Flagstaff, AZ

Wyck Association - Philadelphia, PA 

2021 Recipients of the Garden Futures Grants

The Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum, Lynchburg, VA
The Elizabeth Lawrence Garden House & Garden, Charlotte, NC
The Gardens of Alcatraz, San Francisco, CA
The John Fairey Garden, Hempstead, TX
Lord & Schryver Conservancy, Salem, OR
The Midland Gives campaign for the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, Bishopville, SC
Project EATS, New York, NY
Southside Community Land Trust, Providence, RI
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, Shelter Island, NY
Walnut Way Conservation Corp., Milwaukee, WI 

The Conservancy will not award a grant to an organization more than once within a three-year period.

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Part of our Garden Conservancy Grant Program, the Page Dickey Grant for American Gardens is an endowed grant of $10,000, awarded each year to a distinguished small public garden. Learn more.

2022 Grant Program Advisory Committee
December 2021 update

Read a December 2021 update on Garden Conservancy grants at Gaiety Hollow, in Salem, OR; Southside Community Land Trust, in Providence, RI; and Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, on Shelter Island, NY.

September 2021 update

Read a September 2021 update on Garden Conservancy grants at Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island, NY, and at the Gardens at Alcatraz, San Francisco, CA.