Unity Grants is accepting proposals until August 1, 2020 for native gardening projects in Anne Arundel County to take place this fall. Unity Gardens awards grants of up to $1,000 and is looking to fund homeowners’ associations, faith-based organizations, scout troops, and other local nonprofits to complete citizen-led conservation landscaping projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Organizations can apply for funds to install rain gardens, erosion control projects, and pollinator gardens– all using perennials and trees native to Maryland and all while being smart about social distancing. It can be done! 

Despite the devastating effects of Covid-19, gardening has remained a safe pastime and in fact has become a source of solace for many during this time. Our current grantees have found innovative ways to accomplish community gardening while maintaining social distance and staying safe. 

Unity Gardens is a nonprofit organization based in Anne Arundel County that supports the building of community partnerships through its grassroots grants program. Each year since 2003, Unity Gardens has provided grants to schools, faith-based organizations, homeowners’ associations, historic properties, scout troops, and other nonprofit initiatives that require plant funding in order for their conservation landscaping plans to get off the ground. In the past 18 years, Unity Gardens has given out over $500,000 to over 500 organizations in Anne Arundel County. 

Unity Garden’s mission is to empower and educate diverse Anne Arundel County communities to create and sustain healthy ecological spaces that enhance life, one native garden at a time. 

For more information about Unity Gardens’ grant program visit: