Grants for Community Centers and Gardens

A. Grants for Community Centers

The community centers in every state are designed to be places for public meeting. These places provide public services; they also supply the needed segments in the community and society; they provide spaces for the community activities. There are community centers administered by the city or the county in the department of parks and recreation. There are times that community centers have exercise equipments, swimming pools, and other recreational activities. Other centers give the needed education for adults, programs for literacy and or health care for both children and the elder. The grants for community centers are definitely a precious assistance in keeping the social services offered by these places available to the community.

21st Century Community Learning Centers or the CCLC

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers is a program that gives support to the creation and development of community centers focusing on the learning. This program will provide the opportunities for the academic enrichment during the non-school times for the kids, especially the students attending underserved and lee privileged schools. The program will assist the students in meeting the state and local standards for the critical academic subjects that include mathematics and reading. The program will also offer students a wide array of enhancement activities that will harmonize the customary academic programs. This will also offer literacy as well as other educational services for the families of the children who participate.

For more details about the program, contact the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the US Department of Education through phone at (202) 260 – 8228 or email them at

400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or the ARRA is a program by the current administration in which the federal government assist community health centers through cash assistance. The ARRA is aimed to serve the community be helping more patients, inspire the creation of new jobs as well as meet the major increase in the demand for the major services for health care all over the country’s underserved and uninsured populations. The application for this program is done by state. Every state has its own funding for the ARRA. Under this program, there are other projects for the improvement of community centers.

This program is under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

B.Grants for Community Gardens

Community gardens are nice attractions for people in the community. Through community gardens, enhancements inside the whole community and sense of harmony among every neighbor can be accomplished. For your community to start this kind of project, there are grants for community gardens offered by several organizations and non-profit organizations.

Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation or CPF is inviting most schools as well as non-profit organizations in creating projects that will benefit the environment such as community gardens. The foundation seeks to promote the understanding of pertinent issues about the environment. The proposed projects of the applicants must be a hands-on project involving the youth ages from 6 to 18. The CPF’s programs are offered yearly with the deadline for the submission of grant applications every March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 every year. Any inquiries about the grants must be emailed at

Online application is encouraged at For further details, call the CPF at (404) 522 – 4270.

Captain Planet Foundation
133 Luckie St., 2nd Flr.
Atlanta, GA 30303

Gardenburger™ Community Garden Grants

The Gardenburger™ is offering the Grants for Community Gardens as the company’s way of encouraging everyone in the community to consume and eat the right foods through the access to the fresh produce of fruits and vegetables. The program also focuses on the nourishment of the community arising from the nurturing of land for gardening.

Gardenburger™ Community Garden Grants Recipients
P.O. Box 185132
Battle Creek, MI 49018-5132

America the Beautiful Fund – Operation Green Plant

The America the Beautiful Fund is offering the Operation Green Plant in which the program aims to give away seeds for planting. As much as 100 to 1000 packets of seeds based on availability and the need of applicants. The seeds will be used for the community work in growing foods for the elderly, needy, and handicapped as well as those who are confined. It can also be used for plant sales that are non-profit.

To apply for this program, you must first request a Free Seed Grant application. After that, attach through the application form a letter stating your intention for the project. Those application forms and documents must be mailed to:

America the Beautiful Fund
1730 K Street NW Suite 1002
Washington, DC, 20006

For more inquiries call the foundation at (800) 522 – 3557.

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