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Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grant Applications Now Available

The annual Garden Walk grants are now available. This is an amazing opportunity for any people or groups that are in need of project funding along the lines of community gardens, hanging flower baskets, street corner planter projects, and community garden restoration. Since 2005, $100,000 has been doled out to West Side beautification projects. Now, it’s time once again to fund some inspirational grassroots initiatives. 

Award amounts are based on overall project cost. Projects are required to include matching funds from government, private contributions or volunteer sweat equity.

The Garden Walk Buffalo Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants were named after the founder of the Garden Walk, Marvin Lunenfeld, who always felt that one of the keys to the city’s success was the rejuvenation of its neighborhoods via enhanced aesthetics.

Do you have an idea for creative wayfinding? A public work of art? An artistic bench? The ideas and concepts are limitless!

Completed applications are due February 28, 2019 with anticipated funding awards announced in early spring of 2018. Applications and eligibility requirements can be found at or call 716-247-5004 and Garden Walk will mail you an application. The application process is easy and Garden Walk offers assistance if there are any questions.

Lead image: The Buffalo Naval Park is a past and current recipient of Garden Walk Buffalo’s Lunenfeld Grants. (Photo courtesy of the The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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