Date(s) - 03/15/2020
West Cook Wild Ones provides modest grants to help non-profits engage young people in creating natural landscapes and learning from them. Grant money may be used to buy plants and seeds for any or several of these purposes:
to restore or develop a natural plant community
to provide habitat for native wildlife such as insects and birds
to educate others about the importance and beauty of native
to reduce reliance on turf grass.
Some examples of possible projects include creating a pollinator garden and using citizen science to measure its impact; developing a nature trail; removing invasive species and replacing them with natives.
Applicants may be public or non-profit places such as schools and campuses, houses of worship, nature or activity centers and organizational headquarters. They must be located in West Cook County.
Deadline for 2020 grant applications is March 15, 2020. We anticipate announcement of awards by April 15, 2020. Click here: Application
Questions? Email [email protected] Please use the subject line: Garden for Nature Grant Program