Toro Announces Grant Program to Manage Green Spaces

“Green Spaces Makes Great Places” program to commit $15,000 in grants to help beautify and maintain public green spaces across the U.S.

To help improve outdoor environments like neighborhood parks and playgrounds, Toro has launched Green Spaces Makes Great Places. This second annual community grant program will award grants totaling $15,000 to communities and non-profits to improve landscapes across America.

Toro is asking the public to nominate non-profit organizations – 501(c)(3) or government entities like state or city park and recreation divisions, conservation divisions, and public educational entities – that are doing great work to beautify and maintain green spaces. Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 won top prize in the last “Green Spaces Make Great Places” grant program and used their $7,000 grant to renovate the landscape and hardscape surrounding the playground at Laura B. Sprague Elementary School in Lincolnshire, IL.

Online entries will be accepted through October 5, 2014 at Green Spaces Makes Great Places. At the conclusion of the nomination period, a panel of Toro representatives will evaluate and select four finalists to create (and submit by October 26, 2014) a brief video further detailing their organization’s mission. The grant awards will be determined by a public vote from October 31, 2014 through November 21, 2014 at The first-place organization (earning the most votes) will receive $7,000, the second-place organization will be awarded $4,000, and the remaining two organizations will be given $2,000 each. Winners will be announced November 26, 2014.

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