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Grant Writer Request #07292019B

Project Start Date: Immediately

Grant Writer Needed To Help Us Bring Our Sustainability and Nutritional Projects to the Elderly, Youth and Schools


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Grant Writer Request #07292019B

Primary Purpose:
I'm a member at GrantWatch but I don't have time or experience in grant writing. The longer I delay, the longer my vision is delayed. We are in Healthcare, Nutrition, Elderly Care, Sustainability, Youth/Schools, Family, Faith-based circles here in south Florida. I've seen grants for all those and more. I've begun to fill out applications for the JM Family Foundation grants available all year, TD bank (my own bank) has an application I started, and I'm just so short on time with 2 small businesses already underway and needing to take care of those to keep the bills paid.
Programming and Dollar Needs:
Our nonprofit is helping seniors, special needs and others in south Florida to learn to grow and use local, nourishing food, especially as south Florida has many food deserts and land is scarce, expensive and not so arable. Our methods are primarily soil-less, hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic, to grow food faster and more prolifically, vertically and without wasting water or causing nutrient runoff to create algae blooms/pollution. Using a few manufactured systems, as well as those we build ourselves, we offer community service hours to high school students & others. We need to build a volunteer force and begin to work with schools, churches, clubs and groups of many kinds, including team-building for corporate entities.
Horticultural therapy, nutrition for assisted living and group homes, we're also interested in building rooftop farms, condo and homeowner associations, particularly the 55+ kind. We're already in senior living (assisted living) and have made great progress with reducing and eliminating insulin use in our ALF home. This technology means easier gardening that seniors and disabled individuals can do. It's also great for recovery residences, veterans and others.
Our dollar needs can begin with all sizes of grants including half million but also even a few thousand can buy our first greenhouse. We'd like to work with someone ongoing, and we know there are some great grant writers out there.
Project Description:
Provide your hourly rate for research and locating grants for: 10 hours per week for 10 weeks.   For a total of 100 hours.
I've put several grants in our 'cart' here at Grantwatch but I'm sure their time has come & gone.
The Grant Writer should be ready to begin work on: Immediately
Organizational Status:
Our organization is a(n): 501c3, Small Business, Urban Farming Membership Assn
Our company is in existence for: 1 Year(s)
We presently provide or will be providing services in the geographic areas of: SE Florida for now, Broward county, extending as we grow to Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
Urban farming - Growing produce and teaching others to do this. ALFs need activities to comply with regulations, and gardening is hard for seniors in soil. Our way is much easier, being a benefit to both the ALFs and the seniors, as well as staff, increased well-being, engagement.
Current Revenue:
By selling systems and maintaining them, assisting with setup and learning. We're paid for this work but can do more with a budget to rely on and more web presence, social media, etc.
Grant History:
This will be our first time applying for grant funding.
Go Agrihood is a 501c3
We have not previously received grant funds.
We do not have a copy of our previously written grant application(s).
We do not have a fundraising packet.
We do not have an agency mission statement.