Grants for Greening
Grant Opportunities Available:
- Neighborhood Greening
- Clean Water Mini Grants
- Garden Irrigation Fund
- Love Your Block with Trees
- Partnerships for Parks (available for projects occuring on property of City of Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks)
- Purpose: To increase resident stewardship of natural resources by improving environmental conditions and Baltimore’s neighborhood green spaces
- How: By providing communities with the resources and knowledge to prioritize, plan, and implement greening projects in their neighborhoods and parks
Parks & People’s community greening programs can help community residents to grow strong roots. Using a community organizing approach to neighborhood revitalization, community residents develop ideas and implement projects to improve their communities through hands-on greening projects that provide multiple environmental benefits.
Grantees, applicants and interested community members are encouraged to contact Parks & People to discuss greening project ideas, seek advice or referrals and technical assistance. Grants may provide small seed funding to encourage community-led greening projects to start small, and grow over time. Community members may access free or low-cost training to continue to develop skills. The community-driven nature of the projects fosters sustainability and encourages projects appropriate for the community served.
For more information or to discuss your potential grant project, email Valerie Rupp or call (410) 448-5663 ext. 114.
Research and information:
Study from The Wharton School:
The Determinants of Neighborhood Transformation in Philadelphia. Identification and Analysis: The New Kensington Pilot Study.
Other Resources for Applicants
Clean Water Mini-Grants: Small grants of up to $250 are available to Neighborhood Greening Grant applicants for projects that will improve the health and cleanliness of our local waterways. A two-page Clean Water Mini-Grant application may be submitted by completing the final two pages of the Neighborhood Greening Grant application.
Power in Dirt: Community groups seeking to adopt a city-owned vacant lot should visit the Baltimore City Power In Dirt Initiative website for more information and assistance.
Clean Water Communities: Select neighborhoods that have completed a Clean Water Community Plan may be eligible for up to $2,000 in project funding.
Community Greening Resource Network (CGRN): CGRN is a membership network that provides greeners with materials, information, resources and connections that can help sustain a community-managed green space.
Community Greening Skills-building Workshops: Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive notifications of periodic, free workshops offered by Parks & People. View our latest Finding Resources Presentation.
For more research and information related to community greening, please visit our resources page.