Native plant garden. Photo: Carol Davit

Prairie Garden Grants Program 


Next grant round will be announced in November 2021.

Gardening and other conservation groups, parks, schools, and other entities in Missouri and surrounding states are invited to submit proposals to MPF’s Prairie Garden Grants Program. In 2021, MPF would like to award several grants to help fund the establishment of prairie gardens or plantings. Grants will not exceed $800 each. Those with smaller projects are encouraged to apply as well. Gardens must be available to the public and must incorporate native prairie species. Matching funds are not required, but proposals with secured matching funds may be evaluated higher than others. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2021 and funding dispersed in April. Please use this application form. Letters of support are welcome. Questions? Call 888-843-6739 or send us a message at  

Grant Winners:

Manheim Park Garden Conservancy
The National Museum of Transportation
Phelps County Master Gardeners
Foundry Art Centre

Central Reform Congregation
Jefferson Elementary School
Longfellow Community Association
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
Jefferson County Parks & Recreation

The Farm School at Gibbs Road, Kansas City
City of Brandon City Hall
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, St. Louis
The Terrace Retirement Community, Columbia
K-State Research and Extension Master Naturalist Program, Stilwell, KS
Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, Springfield

Frankford Elementary School, Frankford, MO
Friends of Jefferson City Community Garden
Lake Bloomers, Sunrise Beach, MO
Love the Lou, St. Louis
St. Louis Catholic Academy

Truman State University, Kirksville
Brentwood Middle School, Brentwood
Polo 4-H, Polo, MO

Pop Up Prairie, St. Louis
Harrisonville Elementary School

Citizens for Environmental Action, Warrensburg

Wanda Gray Elementary School, Springfield

Squier Park Neighborhood Association, Kansas City

Poplar Heights Farm, Butler, MO