The Magnuson Community Garden
At the Warren G. Magnuson Park
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Funding of the the Magnuson Community Garden

Magnuson Community Garden construction was funded principally through a combination of matching fund awards, the Pro Parks Levy, and donations of funds, materials, and services. A group of volunteers formed a nonprofit organization called the Magnuson Community Garden to guide development of the garden and to facilitate a donor program.

The Magnuson Community Garden organization applied received four awards from the Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund Program. Two $10,000 Small and Simple Awards for completing the design and construction drawings; a Large Projects Award of $150,000. These awards required a detailed plan, matches of funds and labor. A Neighborhood Outreach Award of $750 was received for constructing an information sign in the park about the project.  The Children's Garden also applied for and received awards from private organizations.  Information about building activities and the final reports to the city can be viewed on the page, Magnuson Garden Design Process.

The Pro Parks Levy program provided $118,000 for the development of the Magnuson Community Garden. The arbor and the fountain in the Tranquil Garden were made possible through private donations. Much of the garden was built through volunteer labor of many individuals and organizations.

In more recent years several awards have been received by the Children's Garden and the P-Patch. The Magnuson Community Garden is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  It continues to seek funding sources for educational program expansion as well as infrastructure needs.

Magnuson Community Garden, Warren G. Magnuson Park - 6344 N.E. 74th St., Suite 104 - Seattle, WA 98115