Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grant applications now available

sign and plants in Allentown area of Buffalo NY
The Allentown Association received a grant from Garden Walk Buffalo for this sign project in 2016. Photo courtesy Allentown Association

Applications are now available for Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants, named for Garden Walk Buffalo’s founder. Completed applications are due Feb. 28.

The grants, named for Garden Walk Buffalo’s founder, have been working to beautify Buffalo since 2005. The initiative has funded over 100 garden beautification projects across the West Side of Buffalo totaling more than $100,000.

Find eligibility requirements and applications online or call 716-247-5004 and they will mail you an application.

One objective of Garden Walk Buffalo, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is to give back to the community by supplying funds to blocks clubs and neighborhood groups that want to improve their streets and become part of this wonderful weekend event.

Since the program launched, the Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants have helped to fund projects including community gardens, hanging flower baskets, street corner planter projects and garden restoration.

Award amounts are based on overall project cost. Projects are required to include matching funds from government, private contributions or volunteer sweat equity. These award projects will be highlighted during the coming year’s Garden Walk.

Funding awards will be announced in early spring.

Garden Walk Buffalo is the largest garden tour in the United States. This year the free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28.

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