Sunflower Hill Receives Rotarian Foundation of Livermore Grant

April 19, 2021

Organization will use grant to support Sunflower Hill Garden efforts and spring planting project

Sunflower Hill announced today that it has been awarded a grant from the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore. The grant, totaling $3,850, will be used to support the Sunflower Hill Garden and the annual spring planting project.

The Sunflower Hill Garden, located in Livermore, California is a versatile space, offering hands-on gardening programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With the help of program participants, volunteers, and staff, the Garden also operates for the purpose of growing, harvesting, and donating its produce to local non-profits, such as Tri-Valley Haven, Shepherd’s Gate, and Culinary Angels. Sunflower Hill donated over 5,500 pounds of produce to non-profits in 2020.

“The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore is very pleased to be able to give this grant to Sunflower Hill,” said Ted Michels, Rotarian Foundation of Livermore President. “Along with the 21 other grants that were given to a variety of Livermore Valley non-profits we are thankful for the work Sunflower Hill does to help our community.”

The grant will be used to purchase supplies for the Sunflower Hill Garden Spring Planting Project, which directly impacts programmatic and donation efforts. Specifically, the grant will be used to equip staff members with the materials and tools needed to ensure a productive planting day and robust summer harvest, which supports a wide range of program participant abilities and a large and varied amount of produce to donate.

“We’re extremely thankful to the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore for this generous grant,” said Edie Nehls, Sunflower Hill Executive Director. “The funds will be instrumental to ensuring that our program participants are able to have a positive and empowering experience while they are working in the Garden, and that we continue to donate produce to local non-profits supporting those who are most in need at this time.”