Moonflower Community Cooperative envisions the cultivation of holistic community wellness, which has motivated us to create the Seeds to Start grant program. The Moab community faces numerous challenges while also benefiting from the passion, diligence, and bold imagination of its vibrant community members. We hope the Seeds to Start grant program can offer unique opportunities to motivated community members and organizations seeking positive changes and innovative solutions in our community.
Our grant program funds community development projects throughout Southeast Utah, including Moab, Spanish Valley, Castle Valley, Monticello, Blanding, Bluff, Green River, and any rural communities in between. We do prioritize projects in or near the Moab valley, but we welcome applicants throughout the region. We want to support our neighbors in this vast, rural high desert region!
Funds will be disbursed to non-profit organizations or grassroots organizations sponsored by an existing non-profit. Individuals or groups without 501(c)3 status seeking to complete a project should request a letter of recommendation from their sponsoring non-profit and attach it below along with their budget proposal.
Preferred projects focus on (1) expanding local food production, (2) fostering community food security, (3) promoting environmental justice, and/or (4) directly benefiting historically under served segments of our community.
The Moonflower Co-op grant selection committee, consisting of employees and Board members, will prioritize grant applications from organizations that are less established and have limited access to funding. Our committee members consider (1) how completely the applicant has addressed the application’s questions, (2) the financial needs and organizational capacity of the applicant, and (3) how closely the application aligns with the focus areas listed above.
HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants must provide a 500-1,000 word project proposal and a detailed budget spreadsheet. Funds will be disbursed in a single sum of up to $1,000. Grant recipients will be required to submit receipts and a report on the project’s progress one year after the funds have been disbursed.
Click here to download and print the application form. Or, pick up a paper copy from the co-op.
Spring deadline: May 15th
Fall deadline: November 15th
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