Gardening and produce image bannerAbout the Project

Growing Together Montana (GTMT) is a collaboration between the MSU Extension Nutrition Education Program and the Master Gardener program that provides grants to active Master Gardener volunteers with a focus on growing and donating produce to local food banks and other emergency food resources. Master Gardeners also have the opportunity to work with SNAP-Ed instructors in their communities to provide nutrition education to the individuals and families that utilize the food banks. Montana will be joining Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and Indiana in offering this grant opportunity. 

GTMT Grant Application Information

Who can apply?

Active Master Gardener volunteers of any level!

When are applications due?

The 2024 application is now available and will be due Friday, April 12th, 2024 by 5pm! Want to know more? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

How much funding will I receive?

Applicants may request up to $500 for their projects.

 MSU Extension Agent & Master Gardener Resources
Project Materials & Resources
Press Toolkit
Application Materials

Please carefully read the Project Description and Overview before beginning the application.

Donation Garden Toolkit
Gardening Resources

Success Stories

Growing Together Project in Old Hays, MT on the Fort Belknap Reservation 

Growing Together Montana 2022 Impact Report

Growing Together Montana 2022 Impact Report (Text only version)

Contact Information

Project Coordinator: Valerie Evans

[email protected] 

Phone: 406-994-6022

Fiscal Coordinator: Joe Monke

[email protected]

Phone: 406-994-2230

MSU Extension Nutrition Education Program Director: Rachelle Sartori

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Phone: 406-994-6079

This Institution Is An Equal Opportunity Provider.