Evergreen Grants for Community Food and Environment Programs

Dec 16, 2011 by

Walmart Canada and Evergreen have combined to offer this national program funding community-based initiatives across Canada. Projects supported through the Green Grants program include, but are not limited to:

  • Native planting initiatives
  • Invasive species removal
  • Community food gardens
  • Youth-based and intergenerational projects
  • Wildlife habitat restoration
  • Aquatic stewardship projects
  • Environmental workshops and educational events
  • Community skills sharing workshops
  • Projects serving underserved communities

Amount offered: up to $10,000 (up to 50% of project budget)

Application deadline: January 31, 2012


Available to Canadian community groups and non-profit organizations working on community development and environmental initiatives such as those listed above.

  • Eligible groups must be working collaboratively with a local municipality or other institutional partner.
  • Projects must be located on publicly accessible lands.
  • Previous grant recipients are welcome to apply again. There is no preference given to previously granted organizations and all applications will go through the same review process.
  • Projects developed on land belonging to a public school board are only eligible for funding through the Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds funding program.

Eligible Expenses

Eligible expenses include:

  • Native plant material (plants, trees, shrubs, wildflowers)
  • Gardening supplies and tools
  • Educational and communication materials
  • Volunteer expenses
  • Health and safety supplies
  • Transportation
  • Wages, salaries, honoraria and professional consulting services (up to 20% of Green Grant funding requested)


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