Select this link for the PCMGA 2017 Community Grant Application

The Porter County Master Gardeners Association is offering community grants to be used for materials (not labor) for a gardening/horticultural-related volunteer project.

Awards are not to exceed $250 each.  The number of grants will be up to the PCMGA and will be based upon monies available and eligible grant applications received. All requests for community grants must be made in writing on the Community Grant Application form below.

Any individual or group within Porter County and the immediate surrounding area is eligible to apply for a grant. This includes, but is not limited to, public and private school teachers, Sunday School teachers, Boys and Girls Club Leaders, 4-H Clubs, community organizations, and volunteer individuals.

Only one application may be submitted per project.  A total of two projects per organization may be submitted for consideration.

The application form is to be completed in its entirety. Typing is preferred but not required; however, if writing is illegible, the application will not be considered. Please use black ink. The essay questions may be answered on a separate sheet of paper that is attached to the application. The applicant must write his/her name in the upper right corner of any attached page.

Money will be available to grant winners by May 31st of that year.  In the event that funds are unavailable or there is no qualified applicant, the PCMGA will not award a community grant for that year.

Any grant recipient must be willing to allow the PCMGA to publicize the grant award in local media outlets as well as Master Gardener publications.

Decisions of the PCMGA are final.


Select this link for the PCMGA 2017 Community Grant Application


2016 Recipients

American Legion Post 502 Soldiers Cross Memorial – Frank VanAutreve
American Legion Post 502 Turkey Shoot Building – Frank VanAutreve
Duneland Family YMCA Green Thumb Garden Project – Jenifer Birchfield
American Legion Post 94 - Joe Kusiak
Hilltop Children Square Foot Gardening – Bob Stoner
Valparaiso Hospice – Martha Seroczynski