Growing communities

Since 2002, Project Orange Thumb® has granted over $1.8 million to more than 290 community groups, providing tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for collaboration, neighborhood beautification, and healthy, sustainable food sources.

Project Orange Thumb Garden Grants are open to non-profit organizations in North America later in the year. Grant recipients are typically announced in the spring of the following year.

2019 Garden Grant

Congratulations to our 2019 Project Orange Thumb Garden Grant recipients! Thank you to all applicants for their interest in Fiskars.

2 Fishes Farm, Grand Junction, CO
Bacon Elementary School, Ft. Collins, CO
Creation Care Initiative, Conyers, GA
Black Creek Community Farm, Toronto, ON
Calumet Memorial park District Foundation, Calumet City, IL
Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell, GA
Community Church, Freenville, TX
Cicero Youth Farm, Cicero, IL
City of Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods, Memphis, TN
Cornerstone Services, Inc., Kankakee, IL
Council of Peoples Organization, Brooklyn, NY
Department of Elder Affairs, Springfield, MA
Dig In! Yancey Community Garden, Burnsville, NC
East Cleveland Public Library, East Cleveland, OH
Flint Hill Elementary School, Vienna, VA
Gifts of Love, Simsbury, CT
Grace Gardens, LaFollette, TN
Grandview Woodland Food Connection, Vancouver BC
Greenwich Botanical Center, Greenwich, CT
Growing Minds Project, Mount Pleasant, SC
Hali’imaile Community Garden, Hali’imaile, HI
Harvest for Good, Dayton, OH
Hilton Community Garden, Newport News, VA
Holden Community Garden, Holden, MA
Hollin Meadows Partnership, Alexandria, VA
Iowa Gardening for Good, Madrid, IA
Langley Elementary School PTA, Washington D.C.
Lewes Community Garden, Lewes, DE
Los Arboles Middle School, Marina, CA
Midtown Community Services, St. Louis, MO
Molalla River Academy, Molalla, OR
Montwell Commons Community Garden, Lewisburg, WV
New Life Hope Foundation, Inc., Orlando, FL
Oak Valley Youth Garden, Ripon, CA
Old Schoolhouse Community Garden, Hillside, IL
Oolichan Forest School Society, Little Anse, Nova Scotia
Poolesville Community Garden, Poolesville, MD
Restoration Urban Farm of New England, Pawtucket, RI
Riverwood High School Foundation, Atlanta, GA
Salt Spring Elementary, Salt Spring Island, BC
Sauk Centre Community Garden, Sauk Centre, MN
Shepard Elementary School, Mobile, AL
Sundance Harvest, Toronto, ON
The Charles Drew Transition Center Horticulture Program, Detroit, MI
The Growing Project, Fort Collins, CO
Valdez Community Garden, Valdez, AK
Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, Conncinnati, OH
Waynewood Elementary School PTA Seed Squad, Alexandra, VA
Williamson Health and Wellness Center, Williamson, WV
Sharing Farm, Richmond, BC

2018 Teacher Grant recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 Project Orange Thumb® Teacher Grant recipients!

Heather Albanez, Nah Tah Wahsh, MI
Tara Albers, South Park Elementary, SD
Shirlonda Allison, Northwest Institute for Contemporary Learning, IL
Amanda Bley, Plattin Primary, MO
Rebecca Bostic, Turner/Bartels K8, FL
Jon Bright, Gossett Elementary, TX
Ginny Brunjes, Zitzman Elementary, MO
Amber Cheke-Kerr, Berea Community Elementary School, KY
Christy Christmas, Hill Farm Elementary, AR
Lindsey Cofer, Vassiliadis Elementary, NV
Rachel Cohalla, Buckhorn Elementary, FL
Alison Colemere, Deane Bozeman, FL
Stephanie Dahlberg, Alta Mesa Elementary, CA
Jeanna Drozinski, Pleasant Valley Elementary School, NY
Jennifer Fields, Semitropic School District, CA
Michelle (Mickey) Fitzler, Spring Lake Magnet, NE
Chelsea Greenwald, Wynnebrook Elementary, FL
Karla Gulke, North Elementary, IL
Renee Hall, Entz Elementary, AZ
Lindsay Harper, Gunter Elementary School, TX
Chrystine Heimdal, Oregon Trail Elementary, ID
Kristina High, Taylor Elementary School, IN
Kelsey Johnson, Cesar Chavez College Preparatory School, OH
Amanda Jones, Trenton Elementary School, FL
Katrina Lewis Hodge, Christenberry Elementary School, TN
Monique Lide, Will Beckley Elementary School, NV
Tami Little, Hill Intermediate, OH
Lacy Lucien, Newton Bateman Elementary School, IL
Veena Ly, Dunleith Elementary School, GA
Julie Lyons, Riverview Elementary School, WI
Jillian Mateer, New Chelsea Elementary, KS
Chanelle Melancon, Cankton Elementary School, LA
Lacey Mendola, Buffalo Public School #81, NY
Miranda Million, Clear Spring Elementary, TX
Sylvia Mollison, Ken Danby Public School, ON
Vanessa Monroy, West Memorial Elementary, TX
Mary Ellen Morin, Ballentine Elementary School, NC
Miranda Ouellette, Riverside Elementary School, MI
Meredith Perry, Shell Elementary, FL
Kathy Price Collins, Bastian Elementary, UT
Emily Ritzwoller, Henry Sory Elementary, TX
Dean Rowland, Oliver Elementary, BC
Whitney Sanders, Dyersburg Primary School, TN
Bailey Sawyer, Roy Clark Elementary, OK
Janie Simpson, Jack Hayes Elementary, LA
Kimberly Smith, Woodland Elementary School, FL
Amy Thomas, Sweetwater Elementary School, GA
Melanie Watson, Nadaburg Elementary School, AZ
Amy Wooten, New Field Elementary, IL
Kara Young, Parsons Elementary, OH