EIN 84-1454093

Growing Gardens of Boulder County

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Growing Gardens' mission is to enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture that empowers people to experience a direct and deep connection with plants, the land, and each other.
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Program areas at Growing Gardens of Boulder County

Education and outreach program: we served over 18,000 community members through our programs, 62% of these are low income residents. We donated over 30,000 plant starts and 4,000 packets of seed. We partnered with local food banks and many agencies serving low income individuals and families in our community. Over 17,000 pounds of fresh produce was donated through our Growing Gardens food project program including food we grow on our Boulder and longmont farms, in our community gardens,and produce we glean at the farmer's market and other local farms. We also provide opportunities for community members to volunteer on service projects on our farms.
Children's peace garden: the children's peace garden is a place for fun and learning. Classes, field trips, and summer camp programs are available to children ages 3-12 with age-appropriate lessons about the life processes of plants, the interdependency of species, where food comes from, how to grow food, and respect for self, others, and the environment. Over 7,000 children participate annually in Boulder County.
Cultiva youth project: a diverse group of teenagers work daily cultivating sustainable urban vegetable farms in both Boulder and longmont. The produce is either donated to the community or available to our csa (community supported agriculture) program. This program builds leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurial skills. The cultiva youth also teach and guide younger children; learn about cooking, nutrition, and

Who funds Growing Gardens of Boulder County

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Community First FoundationGeneral Purpose$42,403
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$34,100
The Community FoundationGeneral Operating Support$21,500
...and 9 more grants received

Personnel at Growing Gardens of Boulder County

Vanessa KeeleyProgram Director / Executive Director$89,050
Lauren KelsoSite Director
Kennedy WalkerMarketing and Development Manager
Michael MontgomeryherdManager
Sarah KellboulderFarm Manager
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for Growing Gardens of Boulder County

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$845,085
Program services$363,130
Investment income and dividends$616
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$14,169
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$19,372
Total revenues$1,242,372

Form 990s for Growing Gardens of Boulder County

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-05-24990View PDF
2019-122020-09-03990View PDF
2018-122019-06-19990View PDF
2017-122018-09-12990View PDF
2016-122017-08-18990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from AEC Trust
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $42,403 from Community First Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 7, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
February 11, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Civic / social organizationsHorticultural organizationsCharities
EnvironmentHuman servicesChildrenAgricultureHunger
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
1630 Hawthorn Ave
Boulder, CO 80304
Metro area
Boulder, CO
Boulder County, CO
Website URL
(303) 443-9952
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C42: Garden Club, Horticultural Program
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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