2014 Mantis Tiller Award

At A Glance

This program started:

June-03-2013

Applications due by:

March-09-2014

Winners Announced On:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (All day)

Is this program still open?

No

Sponsors

For more than 30 years Mantis has made gardening easier with its famous tiller/cultivators, dual-chamber composter, and many other gardener-friendly tools. Mantis products are available direct from the factory, through mail-order, and through more than 3,500 equipment dealerships nationwide.

 

Grant ID: 
GR_MANT14
Teaser: 
Mantis presents the 18th year of the Mantis Tiller Awards to charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their host communities. NGA will select 25 outstanding applicants to receive Mantis tiller/cultivators. This grant is open to community gardens, youth groups, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, non-profits, and inter-generational groups throughout the United States.
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Sponsors

For more than 30 years Mantis has made gardening easier with its famous tiller/cultivators, dual-chamber composter, and many other gardener-friendly tools. Mantis products are available direct from the factory, through mail-order, and through more than 3,500 equipment dealerships nationwide.

 

Award Date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (All day)
Closed: 
YES

The Mantis Tiller Award is now closed. We received over 500 applications for this year's award. Winners will be announced here on April 30th, 2014 at 8:00pm (est)

 

Mantis Tiller 2012-2013 winners!

Apply now for the 2014 award by clicking here!

For the past 18 years, Mantis has provided the Mantis Awards to charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their host communities. To date, Mantis has provided 296 programs with tillers. This year, NGA will select 25 outstanding applicants to receive Mantis tillers/cultivators. Any non-profit garden program may apply. In the past, winners have included schools, churches, correctional facilities, parks departments, youth camps, community gardens, and many others. These are groups turning minimal resources into bountiful gardens with far-reaching benefits, from increasing their community’s access to fresh nutritious foods to educating the public about the importance of gardening in our nation’s history.Bledsoe KY

Who is Eligible to Apply?
Applicants must operate a charitable or educational program that is not-for-profit in the United States. The tiller may not be used as a prize for fundraising (e.g., auction or raffle).

Grant Packages
25 programs will each receive a Mantis Tiller/Cultivator with border/edger and kickstand, and their choice of gas-powered 2-cycle engine or electric motor. Total value: $349.00.

Submission Process
Due Date: Applications must be submitted by March 7th, 2014.

Online Application

You can apply without logging in here!

To applying for a garden grant by logging in, follow the following steps:

Steps to Register and Apply:

  1. Log into your Kidsgardening.org user account.

  2. Click “Apply Now” (the big blue button on this page!)

  3. Fill out the  application

  4. SUBMIT the application. Note: Applications that are not submitted will not be considered for the award, look for an email confirmation that your application has been submitted.

Award Fulfillment
Winners will be notified via email on April 30th, 2014. A list of winners will also be posted on www.kidsgardening.org. Awards will be distributed in May 2014.

Program Winners are Required to Provide the Following:

  • 5-10 digital photos. Note: Parental photo permission forms (available here) will be required for all youth in photos. (Either use the release form provided, or supply an equivalent that is inclusive of NGA and its sponsors.)
  • A post- gardening survey must be completed. Award winners will receive instructions for completing these documents.
  • A one-page essay detailing the program’s progress and achievements.

No purchase necessary. Although purchase of a product does not improve your chances of receiving an award, we certainly do appreciate it.

 

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