Pollinator Meadows Program

Effective immediately, this program will no longer be offered.

  • All active grants previously awarded under this program will remain active with no changes to their requirements.

Photo courtesy of Ellen Starr


  • Local Governments (i.e. Park Districts, Nature Centers)
  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations (i.e. Museums, Community College Foundations)

ALL applicants (nonprofits and local government agencies) are required to provide a Federal Employer Tax ID/Employer Tax ID Number (FEIN/EIN).


  • A suitable site for proper installation and care of native pollinator habitat that is at least 2 acres in size, or two separate sites owned by applicant organization that are a minimum of 1 acre each
  • The conversion of turf grass to pollinator meadow
  • Ability to co-fund a minimum of 50% of the installation costs
  • A plan to add signage at the site acknowledging the Foundation’s grant
  • Agree to create and maintain pollinator habitat for five years in accordance with the Foundation’s Minimum Habitat Requirements
  • Agree to the Foundation’s full list of Guidelines and Criteria and for the grant program

Funding Guidelines

Eligible applicants may apply for up to $20,000 or 50% (whichever is less) of the costs related to the design and installation, and first year of care of the Pollinator Meadow maintenance. This is a reimbursement grant program.  Grantees are responsible for all the upfront costs.  Payment is made upon review and approval of paid invoices and receipts. Please check with the Foundation before applying. The Foundation reserves the right to change funding levels and guidelines of this program.

Effective immediately, this program will no longer be offered.