The purpose of the Saul Wiseman Grants is to promote gardening and horticultural activities with an emphasis on education, service, and enhancement to our community.  Non-profit groups and schools within the County of Sacramento are encouraged to apply.  

Every year we consider it a privilege to give back to our community by participating in a variety of gardening projects throughout Sacramento County.  Our Saul Wiseman Grants bring us in contact with a host of remarkable people actively engaged in gardening and horticultural activities.  They might be providing greater access to healthy soil and open spaces, or increasing the supply of food for the hungry in our community, or creating places of beauty in our neighborhoods.  Many are talented educators dedicated to making all manner of gardening experiences available in our schools and public places.  They are teaching the wonders and rewards of gardening through experiential “hands on” curriculum and job-skill training.  

Feel free to scroll through the grant recipient photos for the past few years and see what kinds of projects we have supported.  We are also proud to present our 2018 grant recipients below.  Whatever your nonprofit gardening endeavor might be,  consider applying for a Saul Wiseman Grant for the coming year. 

For details of the Grants process and application:  2019 Grant Application

2019  APPLICATION DEADLINE – JANUARY 15,2019.  Funding is awarded in February, just in time for spring gardening to begin.  Grants Program Contact: Jane Thompson –

2018 Saul Wiseman Grant Award Recipients:

Arlene Hein School Garden
Arlene Hein Elementary School
Elk Grove
Community & Preschool Garden
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
Vertical & Edible Garden
Leo A. Palmiter School – S.C.O.E.
Growing Healthy/Growing Knowledge
Aldar Academy

2018 grant recipient photos

2017 grant recipient photos

2016 grant recipient photos

2015 grant recipient photos