Gardening grants available to community groups in Buffalo

Mayer Avenue Block Club Garden
The Mayer Avenue Block Club Garden received a Vibrant Buffalo Grant in 2020. Photo courtesy Mayer Avenue Block Club

Microgrants are being offered for gardening projects in the City of Buffalo through Gardens Buffalo Niagara.

Grant applications are due by Sunday, Feb. 28. The application process is easy and you can get help in filling out the application. 

Projects must be public ones–seen from the street–and must bring neighbors together.

The grants provide up to $1,000 to block clubs and community groups toward:

  • Community gardens
  • Street side planters
  • Historic garden restoration
  • Annuals for baskets
  • Tree planting
  • Street pole basket hangers
  • Rain gardens
  • Any public, garden-related project limited only by your imagination!

Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grant

In 2005, Garden Walk Buffalo introduced the Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grant, named for its founder, Marvin Lunenfeld. Garden Walk Buffalo has provided nearly $100,000 in Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants since 2005. More than 100 microgrants have been awarded for beautification projects for block clubs and community groups within the Garden Walk Buffalo neighborhoods. Apply for the Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grant here.

Vibrant Buffalo Grant

Following the success of the Lunenfeld Grant program, Gardens Buffalo Niagara launched the Vibrant Buffalo Beautification Grant in order to take this successful microgrant program throughout Buffalo. Apply for a Vibrant Buffalo Grant here.

For more information, contact or call (716) 247-5004.

Gardening transforms communities. The creativity and commitment of gardeners keep communities safer, more beautiful, with better connected neighbors, and create a healthier environment. 

Gardens Buffalo Niagara’s mission is to create more vibrant and beautiful communities by sharing our gardens with events like Garden Walk Buffalo, America’s largest garden tour and the East Side Garden Walk; Tours of Open Gardens on Thursdays and Fridays in July; the Buffalo Style Garden Art Sale, and promoting the 15 other regional garden tours in the region.

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