Step 2: Apply for a Garden Grant

Send an application form to CNGF

Before you begin, make sure to complete Step 1.

The next step in the grant application process is to send us an application describing your project, why it is important to you and your team, and the help you are seeking (garden design, plants, landscape materials, labor, and so on).

Some of the details of the application include:

a measured plan of the garden space (indicating the scale and which direction is north), photographs of the site as it currently exists, including close-ups of any invasive plants or other relevant details the resources you are requesting a project stewardship plan with names and photographs of the people committed to a successful long-term garden project project objectives, timeline, and activities a budget (a sample budget is included in the proposal form) Print and complete this four-page application:

Please download and print this Garden Design Grant Application (PDF).

Send the completed application and additional materials both online to and hard copies in the postal mail to CNGF Garden Grants, 76 Race Street, San Jose CA 95126.

The CNGF Board of Directors considers all applications at the board meeting that follows the receipt of your letter. You will receive notice after that meeting. Grantees are notified between 4 and 6 weeks after the submission deadline. You also will be notified if your organization is not selected. Often there are steps you can take to make the application meet the standards necessary.

Thank you very much for your interest in the CNGF Garden Grant program. We look forward to the opportunity to help you realize your vision.

Sincerely, Alrie Middlebrook, President, California Native Garden Foundation


After your application is approved, you can go to steps 3 and 4 to build your native garden!




Steps of the Grant Process

Before you begin:  Program Overview

Step 1: Connect with us

Step 2: Apply for a Garden Grant

Steps 3 and 4: Build and Evaluate

Click to see the next School Garden Design Grant Deadline


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