Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb Accepting Grant Applications

30 community gardens to receive grants in 2016

a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and
outdoors, is accepting applications for 2016 Project Orange Thumb garden
grants in the U.S. and Canada now through February 1, 2016 at
Fiskars will award 30 applicants $3,500 in cash and tools in the coming
year, with Project Orange Thumb having provided over $1.6 million to
more than 180 community groups since the program began in 2002.

Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb garden grants provide tools and resources
to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification,
community collaboration and healthy, sustainable food sources.

With trends in the gardening space moving toward a growing sense of
community and a heightened awareness of the farm-to-table movement,
people are inspired to take part in projects that encourage community
involvement. Farmers markets have become increasingly popular as well,
putting a focus on locally grown produce and educating others on where
their food comes from and its seasonality.

“Project Orange Thumb is moving into its 14th year and we’re
looking forward to being able to impact even more communities across the
U.S. and Canada,” said Fiskars Americas President Paul Tonnesen. “We’re
proud to be able to support gardens that will bring long-lasting
benefits to their local communities and inspire groups to share their
passion for gardening.”

Important Dates:

  • Applications open:
  November 3, 2015
  • Application submission deadline:

February 1, 2016, 11:59 p.m. CT

  • Announcement of 2016 grant recipients:
March 2, 2016
  • Grants awarded:
April 2016


Fiskars Corporation is a leading global supplier of consumer products
for the home, garden and outdoors. The world famous Orange-handled
Scissors are a registered trademark of Fiskars Corporation. The group
has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands including Fiskars
(the World’s #1 Scissors Brand), Iittala and Gerber. Additionally the
Fiskars Americas portfolio includes Gingher, American Designer Pottery
and watering brands Nelson and Gilmour. Founded in 1649, Fiskars has 365
years of product quality excellence and is Finland’s oldest company.
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