The Greenbelt Community Foundation is happy to announce the latest grantees, the Greenbelt Middle School’s Literacy Committee and Friends of the Greenbelt Movie Theatre. The event was held at Greenbriar on August 23, 2015. Many friends of GCF were present to congratulate the new awardees. ...Read More
In 2007, GCF provided start-up funding to help launch a farmers market at Roosevelt Center. An addition grant was made the following year to assist with marketing and education programs on nutrition.Located in Greenbelt, Maryland, the Greenbelt Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) provides fresh, nutritious, high-quality food grown or produced in the region. The purpose of this venture is: to provide a venue for farmers and other vendors to bring fresh, nutritious, high-quality food grown or produced in the region to Greenbelt and neighboring communities; to foster direct connections between local shoppers and small-scale farmers and food producers; and to enhance the Greenbelt Roosevelt Center by providing a friendly, central setting for shopping and socializing The Greenbelt Farmers Market is a on-going project that will began in June 2008 in the Greenbelt Community. Farmers that have been accepted into the market will sell their food and processed food items on Sunday mornings, May through November from 10am to 2pm. It will be sustained financially through a series of grants and assessed vendor fees. GFM planed to create: Increased support for local farmers Increased stewardship of farmland and, ultimately, the Beaverdam Creek Watershed Deeper connections between Greenbelt (also Beltsville, Hyattsville and College Park) residents and farmers, thus giving consumers a greater appreciation and understanding of farming practices and food production Improved nutrition by providing a greater variety of accessible (with regard to location and value) fresh and local produce Improved social interactions and bridged barriers for a diverse, healthy...Read More
In 2010, Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society (CHEARS) received a grant to create a “Three Sisters” demonstration garden in each of the three sections of Greenbelt. The goal of the project was to illustrate a sustainable food-growing system in which diverse crops and trees mutually support each other’s well-being. On a per acre basis, urban runoff contributes twice the excess nutrient and toxic load to the Bay that agrcultural areas contribute. Aided by Permaculture principles a CHEARS strategic objective is to significantly reduce urban and suburban run off by changing our dominant monoculture lawn-based form of landscaping. In 2010 CHEARS was awarded a $1500 grant from the Greenbelt Community Foundation for the Three Sisters Demonstration Garden project. The grant was matched by CHEARS funds and was used to hold educational workshops on Chesapeake Bay friendly home edible and native plant land care practices; and to support the purchase of fruit and nut trees and the establishing of demonstration gardens in each of the three major geographic areas of Greenbelt (center, east and west). CHEARS also hopes to do some fun raising with the gardens!! CHEARS has established outdoor classroom gardens that are multi-generational, handicapped accessible. The gardens provide an opportunity for combining gardening with artistic expression and co-learning about sustainable...Read More
Greenbelt Community Foundation
Formed in 2006, GCF makes grant awards twice a year for projects in the arts, education, environment, and community enhancement which “builds upon the ideals of collaboration, cooperation, and engagement through the generous participation of individuals and organizations” (from the GCF mission statement). For grant application information and other resources, please click here.
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The Greenbelt Community Foundation (GCF) is under the umbrella of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (CFNCR).
Along with more than 500 other donor advised funds, GCF resources are thoughtfully managed by CFNCR staff and investment professionals.
The Foundation serves as a bridge between donors, caring citizens, and the good works of community organizations.
A donation to GCF is an investment in Greenbelt. The Foundation supports projects that strengthen the unique qualities of our city now and for future generations.
GCF is currently accepting grant applications for the Summer 2015 funding cycle, on April 15.
Non-profit corporations and not-for-profit cooperative organizations are encouraged to apply. Other groups that are pursuing projects consistent with the mission of the Foundation may still apply by partnering with an eligible non-profit.
Complete application must mailed to the Greenbelt Community Foundation – P.O. Box 234, Greenbelt, MD 20768, postmarked no later than April 15, 2015.
For application information, please click here.
Three Sisters: Gardens for All Seasons: Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society (CHEARS) in partnership with Alight Dance Theater will guide audiences through an active exploration of the Three Sisters Demonstration Gardens.
The girls in Troop 4816 worked on four Greenbelt watershed restoration projects as part of their silver and silver trefoil awards
GAVA/GATE Animation Program created an animated video with Greenbelt youth ages 11-15 to address the challenges brought on by the three physically separated geographic areas of Greenbelt.
Taproots began as an experimental program at Greenbelt Middle School (GMS) in January 2011 with the purpose of investigating the benefits of a specialized curriculum that focuses on critical thinking, hands-on interactivity and scientific inquiry.