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Community Harvest Mini-Grants

2012 Grant Application Now Available
Washington Parks & People is now accepting applications for the third round of Community Harvest Mini-Grants.  In this year's grants, we will give special consideration to projects with a focus on the health of the community served, as well as the promotion of youth involvement and butterfly habitat.

2012 Applications can be downloaded here:

Applications are also available at the following locations:
--Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th Street NW.
--Riverside Center, 5200 Foote Street NE.  202-398-7275

The deadline for submission is March 2, 2010 at 5pm.

Applications can be emailed (preferred) to, or mailed or hand-delivered to:

Washington Parks & People
Attn:  Community Grants Program
2437 15th Street NW
Washington, DC  20009

Applicants are required to attend a training session prior to submitting an application.  Training sessions are scheduled for:

Saturday, February 25 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Riverside Center, 5200 Foote Street NE

To RSVP for a training session or for more information, contact Brian at 202 398-7275 or email

Visit our resources page for information presented at the training sessions and other helpful links and information.

Grant History 

With support from the TKF Foundation, Washington Parks & People made its first round of 20 community harvest mini-grants, ranging from $200 to $2500, in 2008 for neighborhood improvement projects across the city, focused on places with the greatest need and potential for impact.  The projects included community vegetable gardens, parks, schoolyard greening, healing gardens, green gateways, green play spaces, and more. In addition to cash grants, Parks & People also provided community greening technical assistance, planning and design, training, support, advocacy, and partnership sponsorship and development.

The TKF Foundation works across DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis to create "Open Spaces, Sacred Places". It partners with organizations to create sacred green places that increase a sense of community and contribute to a deepening of human connections.