Eligibility Criteria

Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis.

To be considered for a Cherry Hill People’s Garden Project grant, applicants and proposed projects must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Applicant must be a community group, nonprofit organization, school or business seeking funding to establish a school garden, community garden, or education program teaching gardening practices or healthy eating using fruits and vegetables
  • Applicant must be partnering with at least on other group, organization, school or business to implement the proposed project
  • Applicant (or partner) must have a taxpayer ID number and organizational bank account
  • Applicant (or partner) must attend one grant information session
  • Proposed project must help meet the goals of the Cherry Hill People’s Garden Project
  • Proposed project must directly benefit residents of Cherry Hill

Applicants that meet the above criteria are invited to submit an application to request funding up to the following:

  • Up to $3,500 to establish a school garden
  • Up to $3,500 to establish a community garden
  • Up to $1,000 to conduct an educational program

Additional Requirements

  • Applicants and partners who are awarded funding (grantees) to establish a school or community garden must contribute 35 work hours at the Eat Healthy Live Healthy Urban Garden before the second half of the awarded funds will be disbursed
  • Grantees must complete all required documentation prior to receiving any funds
  • Grantees will be expected to submit receipts for all expenses paid for by the grant within one year receiving funding
  • Grantees will be visited quarterly by the Project Director
  • Grantees will be encouraged to participate in quarterly meetings
  • Grantees must notify the Project Director of any schedule events or workshops so that they may be publicized on the Cherry Hill People’s Garden Project website
  • Grantees are encouraged to take and submit photographs to the Project Director for inclusion on the Cherry Hill People’s Garden Project website
  • All funding not spent within one year must be returned to the Cherry Hill People’s Garden Project

Click here for information about the application process and application materials.

Questions? Contact Nadine Braunstein at 410-704-2553 or nbraunstein@towson.edu.