What is Gro for Good?
With urban and economic development at an all-time high, we desperately need to protect and grow our collective connection to nature, to the environment and to each other. Scotts Canada Ltd. is pleased to present the Gro for Good Grant Program as our effort to keep the spirit of community and connection to nature alive in Canada.
We are committed to supporting green space solutions that improve communities throughout Canada and help our youth and communities enjoy the benefits of gardening; benefits, such as, encouraging healthy eating habits while learning how to grow your own food and the health benefits that come from being outdoors and interacting with nature and other members of the community.
Did you know:
Each year, Scotts Canada awards grants to deserving communities, schools and non-profit civic organizations seeking to develop sustainable gardens and green spaces.
Gro for Good grants are valued at $2,500 (cash plus in-kind product donation) and will be awarded to selected projects across Canada based on community impact, youth involvement and sustainability.
The applicants will need to demonstrate one or more of the following benefits to the community:
- addressing health and wellness needs
- enhancing the environment and/or engaging with youth
See how we're making a difference, so far...
- 10,673 kg of Harvest Vegetables
- 567 Trees & Shrubs planted
- 41,178 m2 Gardens and greenspaces created
- 15,998 hours of volunteer involvement (including Construction & Maintenance)
- 5,871 kg Donation to Food Banks
Submit a Grant Application
Grant Application window opens January 2024. Check back for more details.
Additonal Grant Opportunities
Each recipient of a grant will also have the opportunity to compete for one additional grant of $2,500 in cash that will be awarded based on a social media contest hosted by Scotts Canada.
Scotts Canada Ltd. is pleased to continue its partnerships with Communities in Bloom, Plant · Grow · Share a Row, and Nutrients for Life, to inspire and educate people about the importance of green spaces, environmental stewardship and feeding our communities through the development of community gardens.
"The Scotts Gro for good program has helped us expand our garden and provide a greater area for our participants to learn skills and build confidence, to feel socially connected and learn about food sustainability in an accessible therapeutic environment. Thank you Scotts!"
2023 Grant Recipients
- Groundswell Network Society, Invermere, BC
- NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre, Winnipeg, MB
- Elmastukwek First Nation, Benoit's Cove, NL
- Thorold Community Activities Group, Thorold, ON
- Al Ritchie Community Association Inc., Regina, SK
Video Contest Winner
Congratulations to the Al Ritchie Community Association Inc. of Regina, Saskatchewan for winning an additional grant of $2500!