Fulton Gardens Fund Grant

  • maximum awarded per application: up to $700

  • contact: Lisa Stachula

  • opens: February 1, 2019

  • deadline: March 4, 2019

  • notification: March 22, 2019


The Fulton Gardens Fund was created in memory of Gerhart A. Kopf to continue to support public garden areas in Fulton.  Gerry worked tirelessly to beautify areas of Fulton and the intent of this fund is to both maintain and enhance gardens in public areas and around public buildings.  Top priority is to support good applications received that impact existing gardens and especially those in which Gerry played a role, but all public garden efforts are considered. As funds allow, grants may also be awarded to support new public garden areas in Fulton.  Examples of funding needs that Fulton Gardens Fund grants can address include:

  • Softscape costs: purchasing shrubs, trees, flowers

  • Hardscape costs: moving dirt, landscape architecture, buying brick, etc. to establish or maintain garden areas

  • Labor costs: installing or maintaining garden areas

  • Equipment costs: buying or renting tools or other equipment needed to maintain gardens


Applications are submitted via our online grant system. In this competitive process, applications are reviewed and scored against other applications received. Applications are reviewed and then final approvals are made by the FACE board.


Fulton Garden Fund grants may be awarded to nonprofit organizations that serve the Fulton community. The organizations do not have to be Fulton-based, but may apply only for projects or services that directly benefit public garden space(s) within the Fulton community. 

Evaluation Criteria

Fulton Gardens Fund grants are reviewed and evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The overall impact, effectiveness and efficiency of the project at maintaining or enhancing public garden spaces. 

  • Grant requests to support existing public garden spaces in Fulton normally will be given priority over similar grant requests for new garden spaces (unless money is sufficient to fund both or no applications for existing gardens are received).

  • Requests received to maintain gardens/plantings that Gerry Kopf played a role in (windmill area, daffodil beds on S. 4th St., 14th St. beautification, etc.) generally will be given priority over other applications (unless funds available are sufficient to fund both or no applications for Kopf-related gardens are received).




We’re here to help you to be as successful as you can with your grant application. To discuss if your project is the right fit, contact:

Lisa Stachula / email
Call (563) 326-2840

Final Reports

Fulton Gardens Fund grant recipients need to complete a final report when they have used their grant for its intended purpose (no later than one year from receipt of the grant).  Final reports are to be completed in the same online system used to submit your grant application. 

Click here to log in and complete your final report for the Fulton Gardens Fund grant you received.