Garden Grants

The Burlington Area Garden Club is pleased to announce Garden Grants are available to support local gardening programs in Southeast Wisconsin. Award recipients will receive money for the purchase of gardening materials and supplies specific to the needs of their program.

Know someone who could benefit from a Garden Grant?

Garden Grant Program Criteria

Burlington Area Garden Club grants for schools and community organizations in Southeast Wisconsin with child- or adult-centered gardening programs. In evaluating grant applications, priority will be given to programs that emphasize one or more of these elements:

  • educational focus and/or curricular ties (if applicant is a formal education program)
  • nutrition or plant-to-food connections
  • environmental awareness/education
  • social aspects of gardening such as leadership development, team building, community support, or service-learning.


Who Should Apply

Schools, preschools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and intergenerational groups throughout the Burlington/Waterford, WI area are eligible. Areas include Kenosha and Racine County (west of I-94) or Walworth County (east of I-43). Applicants must plan to complete gardening project within 3 months of receiving funds.

Submission Process

Applications should be sent by U.S. mail to: 

Jean Kopstein, 8041 W. Lakeshore Dr., Burlington, Wisconsin  53105

Grant Preparation

Applicants should demonstrate a plan that emphasizes children/adults learning and working in an outdoor or indoor gardening project. Areas considered include educational, environmental, or social programming; leadership; community support; sustainability; innovation; and need. Please read through the entire application before you begin. Answer as many of the questions that are applicable for your project.

Award Fulfillment

We will notify you about the status of your application via email or U.S. mail. Grants will continue to be awarded until funding is depleted.

Grant awardees will be required to submit to the Burlington Area Garden Club a final report on their project (pictures appreciated). Programs that do not complete the final report will not be eligible to apply for future awards.


Questions about our garden grants?

Contact Jean Kopstein at jeanexteacher@yahoo.com.

Previous Grant Recipients:
(Click on the organization name to see pictures of and info about their project)