Call For Proposals: New Mexico Centennial Gardens

November 2, 2011 SANTA FE, NM— The New Mexico Centennial is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Centennial Gardens Program. Thanks to the generosity of the Coca-Cola Foundation, grants will be available to support school and community garden projects in New Mexico in 2012. Grants will be available via the NM Centennial Foundation at levels of $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000.

To be eligible for a Centennial Garden grant, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or nonprofit K-12 school that is developing or currently maintaining a garden project that will help communities engage with fresh fruits and vegetables. Garden projects may be at any stage of development; planning, construction or operation. In selecting grant recipients, priority will be given to both limited-resource communities and to projects that demonstrate strong collaborations and community support. Relationships with food banks or other outlets to distribute food to New Mexicans in need are a plus.

To be considered, applications must be received by 5:00pm on January 13, 2012. Guidelines and application form are available at or by calling Sarah Ives at 505-984-2012.

Editor’s note: Maybe this would be a fit for the Cloudcroft High School’s green house project.