GARDEN, Inc. grows a network of diverse individuals and organizations that we weave together in a strengthening web of connection to provide ongoing grantwriting, strategic planning and nonprofit development services for:
We are honored to provide nonprofit fiscal sponsorship for Borderlands Restoration and to support the USDA-funded Landscape Restoration Business Incubator Project (2015-16) and for the Borderlands Earth Care Youth Institute (2013-14) that trains students to work on landscape and watershed restoration projects. We look forward to the growth of the Borderlands Habitat Network, a new nonprofit 501c3 organization that will carry the Patagonia, Arizona-based initiatives forward.
With great respect, we partner with Laurence de Bure and this amazing team of raincatchers and water restoration professionals. GARDEN, Inc. supported a conference that brought together Hopi and Navajo tribal representatives together in a retreat with Cuenca Los Ojos (http://www.cuencalosojos.org/) near Douglas, Arizona in October 2014, and continues to provide consultancy and leadership support.
Deep Dirt Farm Institute
We partner with and provide fiscal sponsorship for Deep Dirt Farm, Deep Dirt Institute and related programs. Deep Dirt Institute (DDI) is a public benefit nonprofit corporation intended to inspire and educate individuals and their communities in living in resilient and regenerative ways.
University of Arizona Compost Cats
We are working with the Compost Cats and the UA Students for Sustainability to help fully integrate composting, gardening and nutrition education initiatives into the Tucson community. Our affiliation with Waste Not Arizona LLC, L3C is managed through this partnership.
Sky Island Alliance
We produced the Exposure: Art Lottery and Silent Auction event on October 20, 2010 at the Lodge at Ventana Canyon in Tucson that connected more than 50 local artists with environmentalists at a benefit event that featured Salvador Duran in performance and raised funds, shared resources and gathered awareness for the Sky Island Alliance.
Lucky Nickel Ranch
We serve as the nonprofit fiscal sponsor for this organic farm in Eloy, Arizona that is working with veterans and teaching them to grow and distribute quality fresh food while they re-engage in the community. Lucky Nickel Ranch Inc. is USDA Certified Organic by CCOF and is in the process of becoming USDA GHP/GAP Certified in food safety. They offer seasonal produce through a CSA and a farmers market
Culture and Community
Tucson Unified School District, Food Services Department
We work closely with TUSD Food Services Director Shirley Sokol and her colleagues Moses Thompson, Rani Olson and many others working to develop initiatives in nutrition education, assessment and evaluation and to find new ways to connect schools to their local communities through garden projects.
Iskashitaa: Harvesting Hope, Empowering Dreams
We have supported Iskashitaa with grantwriting services and offered key collaborations with the Dishes and Stories program.
International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA)
We welcome our new partners in Ajo, Arizona and look forward to assisting ISDA with grantwriting and development support for this wonderful international community development organization that serves Native American, Mexican and American communities.
Southwest Folklife Alliance
We provided grantwriting and grants management services for the Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival from 2011-2015 and continue to provide volunteer support.
Jewish History Museum
We provided grantwriting and development services for the Jewish History Museum from 2013-2015 and support the growth of the Holocaust History Center.
Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona
We offered management services for the LGBT Jewish Inclusion Project and produced the Queer Seder event in Spring, 2014. GARDEN, Inc. provides ongoing support for the Jewish Arts Alliance and other cultural initiatives of JFSA.
Creative Communications Learning Advisory Council (CCLAC)
We provide consultation and advisement to CCLAC in their computer literacy programs and work to connect them to intergenerational opportunities in the Tucson community.
Arts Organizations, Artists, Musicans, Filmmakers, Writers, et al
The Loft Cinema
We provide grant writing, planning and project development services support for The Loft Cinema, an independent nonprofit art house cinema dedicated to creating community and supporting the art of film in all aspects. GARDEN, Inc. was responsible for helping The Loft secure grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for the first time in 2016.
Tucson Arts Brigade (TAB)
We provide administrative support for TAB and serve in an advisory capacity to help sustain this valuable arts education organization directed by artist Michael B. Schwartz.
Sonoran Glass School (SGS)
We have been writing grants and providing fund development services for SGS since 2009 and have managed continual grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Tucson-Pima Arts Council, private and corporate foundations and others.
Passin’ Thru, Oliver Lake
We give thanks for the opportunity to work with Oliver Lake and support the work of Passin’ Thru. GARDEN, Inc. has secured funding from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music for the Oliver Lake Big Band Project.
JoDa Music, Joseph Daley
We provided funding research and grantwriting support for the Seven Heavenly Virtues project.
We secured an Artist Project grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts for Paul to complete his Tumamoc: A Community Icon research and development project.
Sande Zeig, filmmaker
We have provided volunteer support for Sande and her film and digital media projects that include Apache8, Master Zhi Gang Sha, Monique Wittig – Oppoponax, and more.
Michael B. Schwartz
We offer selections from the work of visual artist Michael B. Schwartz are available for rental from the GARDEN, Inc. Art Library.
Julie Szerina Stein
We offer selections from the work of visual artist Julie Szerina Stein are available for rental from the GARDEN, Inc. Art Library.
Howard Salmon (z”l)
We honor the memory of our dear friend artist Howard Salmon, director emeritus of the Jewish Arts Alliance, as a blessing, and we give thanks that his artist blog still lives online and showcases his artwork.
We support our friend David Tineo in his battle against blindness. His work is represented in the GARDEN, Inc. Art Library.
Salvador Duran, musician/artist
We support the artistry of Salvador Duran and enjoy his music at every opportunity!
Ridgeway Arts, Jeff Denson
We are providing grantwriting and development services for this newly emerging nonprofit organization dedicated to music education.
We give thanks to Marty Khan and Helene Cann for their foundational support and instrumental partnership in the growth of GARDEN, Inc.
We are proud to partner with ArtisttSync for website and digital marketing support ang give special gratitude to Kyle Wilson, Executive Director.
Lynn Saul, poet and author
We are proud of the book review and collaborative efforts with Tucson author, Lynn Saul, and appreciate her engagement with the Jewish Arts Alliance.
Health and Healing
Young Women are Sacred (YWAS)
We are the nonprofit fiscal sponsor for this innovative program that serves young women from Native American tribes throughout the Southwest. We provide ongoing support for Caroline Antone, YWAS Executve Director to sustain this program.
Southwest Center for Law & Policy
We offer ongoing development and logistical support for SWCLAP and all of their programs that support Native American women who are combating domestic violence and abuse.
The Mindfulness Education Exchange, Jordan Wiley-Hill
We provide nonprofit fiscal sponsorship and administrative support for this emerging organization promoting mindfulness and meditation for youth.
Jewish Family and Children’s Services
We provided grantwriting services provided for of JFCS. A grant of $120,000 was awarded for the Safe Women and Girls Project from the State of Arizona, Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families in 2015.
Medicine Wheel Dental and Wellness Center, Steven Swidler, DDS
Ongoing collaboration around issues of health and wellness and healing the planet.
Arizona Connected Care
We provided grantwriting services in 2013 for a project to integrate healthcare rehabilitative services, peer support and exercise programs.
Ongoing advisement and support for the work of Wendy Kenin and all of her colleagues.
Michael Paul Hill, Apache Spiritual Advisor
We provide support for transportation and amenities for Apache Barter and Trade.