Brooklyn Community Garden Fund

The Brooklyn Community Garden Fund is a partnership between Brooklyn Community Foundation and Green Guerillas, New York City’s pioneering community garden organization, to make hard-to-get funding available to Brooklyn’s GreenThumb community garden groups.

The overwhelming majority of Brooklyn’s community garden groups are not 501c3 organizations who can access funding from foundations or elected officials. They must often fund activities through membership dues or small fundraisers.

This fund allows gardeners to make vital garden improvements and undertake important community-building activities. With more people than ever entering community gardens to seek food, education, and volunteer opportunities, this fund arrives at a very opportune time for Brooklyn’s community gardening movement.

The Brooklyn Community Garden Fund launched in 2011. Read the first year's announcement here.

2012 Grantees

Community District 1: Williamsburg and Greenpoint
Olive St (25 Olive St.) - $200
Red Shed (266 Skillman Ave.) - $300
Sunshine (99-100 McKibben St.) - $200

Community District 2: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill
Brooklyn's Finest  (48 Lefferts Pl.) - $200
Clifton Place  (289-291 Grand Ave.) - $300
Greene (2 South Portland Ave.) - $300
Poplar St (51 Furman St.) - $450

Community District 3: Bedford-Stuyvesant
Central Bainbridge St. (279-277 Bainbridge St.) - $250
Citizens for a Better Community (127 Patchen Ave.) - $400 
Green Acres (335 Franklin Ave.) - $450
Tranquility Farm (267 Throop Ave.) - $250
Vernon Cases (42 Vernon Ave.) - $200 
Hart to Hart (108 Hart St.) - $450
Jane Bailey Memorial (327-329 Greene Ave.) - $200 
Madison Harvest (894 Madison St.) - $440 
Red Gate (604 Marcy Ave.) - $300  
Stars of Hope (213 Madison St.) - $300

Community District 5: Cypress Hills, East New York
East End (530-532 Glenmore) - $300
Georgia Ave. (328 New Lots Ave.) - $250
Good Shepherds (557 Shepherd Ave.) - $350
Gregory's Garden PS 158 (444-448 Warwick St.) - $300 
TLC (275 Glenmore Ave.) - $400

Community District 6: Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook
Greenspace @ President St. (911 President St.) - $300
Warren Saint Mark's (619-623 Warren St.) - $250 

Community District 7: Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace
East 4th St. (179 East 4th St.) - $200 

Community District 8: Crown Heights North, Prospect Heights 
Imani I & II (87 Schenectady/1680 Pacific) - $350
Walt L. Shamel (1096-1099 Dean St.) - $350

Community District 16: Brownsville, Ocean Hill
700 Decatur St. (43-47 Hopkinson Ave.) - $290
Abib Newborn  (495 Osborn St.) - $400
Fantasy Garden (181 Legion St.) - $200 

Community District 17: East Flatbush
Rogers/Tilden/Veronica Place (2601-2603 Tilden Ave.) - $200

Your contribution to the Green Communities Fund helps Brooklyn grow.