2023 Grant Application
Eligible applicants are qualifying 501(c) 3/ tax-exempt nonprofit organizations and programs operating within the City of Galveston, Texas.
Grant Submission Deadline: June 1, 2023
2023 Community Grant Recipients
The Sunshine Center will develop and install a sensory & pollinator garden on the grounds of their facility as part of their larger Beautification, Inclusion & Education Garden Project. The Sunshine Center is celebrating it's 70th anniversary this year!
San Jacinto Neighborhood Association - Community
The San Jacinto Neighborhood Association Community Garden will collaborate the Sunshine Center, Inc. and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) School of Health Professions to maintain a new raised bed garden as well as a initiate a seeding and propagating program. Additionally, the Clean Galveston community grant will help fund the replacement of the decayed garden shed, installation of a ramp entrance for accessibility for the Sunshine clients, replacement of the deteriorated cedar boundaries of the San Jacinto vegetable gardens, and replacement of rusted picnic tables in our community gathering place under the gazebo in the garden. This gem of a garden is getting a facelift to celebrate its 25th anniversary!
Clean Galveston awarded funds to the Galveston Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for their “Hold on To Your Butt” (HOTYB) campaign. This campaign was launched in 2020 to educate visitors and residents, about the dangers of cigarette butt litter to the environment and to provide receptacles for the disposal of that litter.
Galveston Surfrider has partnered with the Galveston Park Board and the Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) to install and maintain "butt cans" at a number of locations on the seawall, downtown, parks, and fishing piers throughout Galveston Island. Galveston Surfrider provides, installs, and maintains the cans.
Galveston's Own Farmer's Market
Galveston's Own Farmer Market will collaborate with the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy and the Galveston Independent School District to strengthen the management of their Young Gardener Program (YPG) sites and initiate a hands-on native/pollinator plant propagation and giveaway project. The inaugural “Plants for the People!” giveaway will take place in the Fall of 2023. Much like when our YGP students host their own vendor booth at GOFM to sell their school-grown vegetables, this giveaway will put nature directly in the hands of locals & empower them to beautify their small piece of Galveston.