APPLY FOR A

GARDEN

GRANT

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

This GRANT OPPORTUNITY is intended for registered charities with existing food garden programs to expand or improve their programs in order to feed food insecure people. 

You can request UP TO $3500. We intend to select 6-10 applications to fund in full.

Here’s our CRITERIA to apply: 
 

  • You must have an existing food garden program

  • The funds must be spent on your food garden program

  • The food you grow must mainly feed food insecure people 

  • A registered charity must be legally and financially responsible for this project 
     

When we choose between qualified applicants, here's our PRIORITIES: 
 

  • How much extra food you could grow with this grant

  • Financial need of your program 

  • Programs that serve specific marginalized communities 
     

About our TIMELINE: 

  • DEADLINE: Applications will close at midnight on March 22nd. 

  • DECISIONS: Announcements go out in early April and grants will be distributed immediately.

 
About our APPLICATION FORM:
 

  • You'll be emailed a copy of your answers after you click “submit”. 

  • You’ll be able to edit your responses after submission until applications close.  

  • The questions are available here as a Word document so you can prepare to fill out the application form. 
     

Our aim is to build a TRANSPARENT PROCESS that minimizes bias and creates space for applicants to explain their needs honestly and clearly, while also respecting their busy schedules as non-profit staff and volunteers.

  • We ask many short-answer or multiple-choice questions to be sure we get the same information from all applicants while keeping time spent on the application brief. 

  • We also offer longer spaces where you can describe the needs of your garden however you like, with no character limits.  

  • You’ll be given the opportunity to provide feedback on our application process – and we appreciate anything you’ll tell us! 

  • We'd like to know how long it takes you to fill out this application, and will optionally ask you for an estimate on the last page of this form – so please take note as you work. 
     

If you have ANY QUESTIONS, please email our Executive Director, Izzy Waxman, at iwaxman@mazoncanada.ca
 

We look forward to hearing about your organization, your garden and the good you bring to your community! 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

To be notified about next year's Garden Grants, or about upcoming opportunities for our Gear Grants (infrastructure or equipment for food programs) or Grocery grants (for the purchase of food for food programs), please sign up to be notified for future opportunities: