Kansas City Community Gardens Awarded $97,500 in Tax Credits

Kansas City Community Gardens Courtney Foy (913) 213-4337 courtney@kccg.org

For Immediate Release Kansas City Community Gardens Awarded $97,500 in Tax Credits

Kansas City, Mo—Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG), a local nonprofit, was awarded $97,500 in tax credits from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Missouri businesses (LCC through Corporation designations) who donate to KCCG are eligible to receive 50% of their gift back in credit toward their Missouri state taxes. KCCG is eligible to disburse tax credits for the next three years, through 2019. Tax credits incentivize companies to support nonprofits and community development. Businesses interested in learning more or donating to KCCG can contact Amy Eastin at amy@kccg.org, or Kathy Jenkins Hart at kathy@kccg.org to donate to The Giving Grove program.

KCCG helps low-income households and community groups produce affordable, healthy food. This organization has almost 500 garden sites around the Kansas City area and serves more than 18,000 individuals each year. KCCG empowers people to grow produce in their backyards and at community partner sites by offering expert technical assistance, gardening and nutrition education, and affordable materials and tilling service; teaches children about growing and eating healthy food through their Beanstalk Children’s garden and Schoolyard Gardens programs; and plants orchards as part of their Giving Grove program.

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