Fundraising Strategies

The following organizations offer tips on raising funds:

Emily Martyn's HSC Community Garden Toolkit has tips for gardeners, starting on page 17.

In the appendix of their Growing Opportunities Guide for Social Service Agencies, Evergreen offers a funding proposal template 

Hardware and home improvement stores will often donate garden supplies, tools or gift cards if you contact your local store manager. Some stores will build a shed, raised beds or install fencing as an employee volunteer project. See 


You can find the most up to date news by signing up to the TUG Google group and searching the message archive for grants and funding.

Evergreen has a number of funding programs. Go to their main page and search for "grants"

TD Friends of the Environment funds environmental projects and leadership.

Ontario Trillium Foundation has funding streams for small and large scale projects.

The City of Toronto has a number of grants available, particularly for residents of Neighbourhood Improvement Areas.

The Toronto Community Foundation has grants programs and can connect projects to individual donors

Park People offers grants and resources for groups animating public spaces.

Carrot Cache offer sponsorships, grants and loans to community projects and local food producers.  

The Canadian Environmental Grantmakers' Network has a Canadian Environmental Grants Database that is searchable by topic and location.

Sustain Ontario has a list of provincial funders that support food initiatives.

Keep an eye on Live Green Toronto - they sometimes offer environmental grants, incentives and awards that are relevant to growers. 

Community Food Centres Canada offers grants, resources and other supports to organizations that register as Good Food Organizations. 

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