Feb. 29 is deadline for Lunenfeld Grants; 2019 recipients announced

Lunenfeld grant on Willowlawn
Parkside’s Willowlawn Street Block Club median plantings. Photo courtesy Willowlawn Street Block Club

Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants, which are awarded to groups within the geographic area of Garden Walk Buffalo, have been awarded for 2019. Applications are available for 2020.

Even if you don’t live in that area, mark you calendar for this year’s Garden Walk Buffalo. And did you know you can get a map for that walk mailed to you?

2019 grant recipients

The Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants are awarded to block clubs and community groups to help beautify Buffalo through projects such as community gardens, street-side planters, historical garden restoration, street pole banners and annuals for baskets.

The grants are named in honor of Garden Walk Buffalo’s founder, Marvin Lunenfeld. The projects will be highlighted during Garden Walk Buffalo in July.

2019 recipients are:

  • Claremont Community Block Club
  • Block Association of 16th Street
  • Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park
  • Linwood Avenue Preservation District
  • Chippewa Alliance
  • One Symphony Circle
  • Mekeda Corporation for People’s Park
  • Elmwood Village Association
  • Middle Highland Block Club
  • Willowlawn Street Block Club

Around $100,000 in micro-grants have been awarded since 2005.

Deadline to apply is Feb. 29

Lunenfeld Grant applications are now available online.

The deadline to apply is Saturday, Feb. 29.

To qualify, your project has to be in the footprint of Garden Walk Buffalo and be able to be seen from the street.

Get more information and a link to the application here.

Naval Park gardens in Buffalo
Buffalo & Erie County Naval Park esplanade gardens. Photo courtesy Jim Charlier

Mark your calendar for Garden Walk Buffalo

Garden Walk Buffalo will be held this year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26.

In 2019, more than 400 residences in Buffalo opened their creative urban gardens for an estimated 65,000 visitors from around the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

Get Garden Walk Buffalo map mailed to you

During Garden Walk Buffalo, do you spend valuable time mapping out your route? Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a map ahead of time?

If you would like to receive a 2020 Garden Walk Buffalo map in the mail before the walk, make a donation by June 15 to Garden Walk Buffalo and they will add you to the list.  Visit here to make a donation.

Donations made after June 15, 2020 will apply to Garden Walk Buffalo 2021.

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