The Knox Parks
Foundation frequently gets a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the
city of Hartford. It is typically
in the $30-35,000 range. It is a
competitive and highly political process, so sometimes it doesn’t happen. The funding is for garden development
and improvement, so at least 2/3 of the money is for hard costs of physical
improvements to gardens. We pick
up some staffing costs on the assumption that some staffing is necessary to get
improvements done. This money is
about 5% or our organization’s operating budget. Because of the way we are organized, it is a little
difficult to say how it relates to the community gardening aspect of our
operation. A rough estimate is
that it is about 1/3 of community gardening costs.
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Amanda Maria Edmonds
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002
Subject: [cg] county/city funding
I think I've
asked a question similar to this before, but I'll give it a try again, because
I didn't get response before...
I am trying to find non-profit or government community gardening organizations
who receive regular, annual funding from a city or county government agency. If
this is the case with your org, please tell me! I really want to hear what
percentage of your annual operating budget comes from that source... I'm trying
to show a local government agency that their peers regularly contribute to-- or
even sponsor-- community garden orgs/programs... and to what extent.
Amanda Maria Edmonds
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