Help Oldsmar Organic Community Garden Get a Grant
As small business owners and entrepreneurs we all know how difficult it is to raise funding. Well it’s just as hard when you are a non-profit and even more difficult as a small community organic garden. Here’s how you can help get a community garden get the funding help they need with a simple click – no money needed from you at all! Our Content Manager here at StartupNation, Anna Marie Dunn, needs help to get Oldsmar Organic Community Garden (she has a plot there which she shares with Susan Smereczynsky) grant money for the garden. For what you ask? See “Here’s the deal…” below, then vote!
Here’s the deal…
The Oldsmar Organic Community Garden, a 501(c)(3) organization (www.oocg.org), recently applied for the Seeds of Change® Grant Program. Seeds of Change® is an organic food and seed company that is committed to helping organizations across the country create healthier, more sustainable communities. In support of their mission, they are giving community-based gardening and farming programs an opportunity to receive $200,000 in funding, distributed through $20,000, $10,000 and $1,000 grants. We would like to ask for your help in supporting our submission during the public voting phase. This grant would enable the OOCG to construct a learning garden specifically for the children of our community, build ADA accessible raised garden beds, increase our ability to provide food to Oldsmar Cares, and incorporate more programs for educating our community on organic gardening methods and benefits.
How to vote…
Public voting started on April 9 at 12:00 p.m. EST for the applications that have been submitted. Each person has the opportunity to vote one time per day until April 27 at 11:59 a.m. EST. By April 30, the top 50 applications that receive the most votes will move on to the final judging phase. By May 12th, Seeds of Change® will announce which schools and organizations are to each receive one of the two $20,000 grants, the five $10,000 grants or the ten $1,000 grants. Seventeen schools and 17 organizations will be chosen.
–>Please cast your vote for us at www.seedsofchangegrant.com or the Seeds of Change® Facebook page. Search using our zip code, 34677, or garden name, Oldsmar Organic Community Garden and press “VOTE”! Please remember that you can vote once per day until April 27, and if you have more than one electronic device (iPad, Laptop, SmartPhone – you may vote from EACH one, once daily)!
Please help us to build a stronger, healthier, more sustainable community!
Fundraising and Grants Chairperson, Oldsmar Organic Community Garden