Mini Grant Overview
Success of 2017 programs and multi-state program growth led to availability of mini-grant funds again in 2018. In this second year of programming, mini grants were available to University of Wisconsin-Extension FoodWIse projects in partnership with active Master Gardener Volunteers under the new name of Growing Together WI. Awarded money was available to one or multiple local Master Gardener Program projects aimed at increasing access and availability of fresh fruits and vegetables for families and individuals with limited incomes in Wisconsin.
Funding is to support collaborative projects between FoodWIse educators and Master Gardener Volunteers in Wisconsin towards the goal of improved food safety, security and health for families with limited incomes by increasing access and availability of fresh fruits and vegetables for families and individuals with limited incomes in Wisconsin. The program name change in 2018 is accompanied by a slight shift in project objectives, a re-focus on efforts that expand reach by donating produce to area food pantries, food banks, and community meal sites.
2018 Growing Together WI Mini Grant Awardees
- Barron County
- Florence County
- Fond du Lac County
- Forest County
- Grant/Iowa/Lafayette Tri-County Program
- Lac Courte Oreilles & Sawyer County
- Vilas County
Growing Together WI projects are expected to complete two phases of evaluation in 2018.
- FoodWIse staff should engage with Growing Together WI Google+ Community by providing monthly updates and pictures of how things are going with the project.
- Fiscal Year 2018 reporting template is available here: 2018 Growing Together Reporting Sheet. A qualtrics version of this is available in the Google+ Community page.
Efforts in Wisconsin are part of a multi-state Growing Together program. View outcomes of 2018 projects in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Michigan here: Growing Together Multi-State Flyer