Mushroom Festival 2017 Grant Program

The Mushroom Festival grant program is closed for 2017.  Please check the website on Jan. 15, 2018 for next year’s grant cycle.

The Mushroom Festival will award $85,000 to 52 local non-profits on April 12, 2017. These organizations were selected through this year’s grant program.


Grant Applications are due by Friday, February 17, 2017, 5 p.m.

 Mail applications to:
Mushroom Festival
P. O. Box 1000
Kennett Square, PA 19348


Drop off at:
The Mushroom Cap
114 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


All Grant Application Packets should include one copy of:

  • Mushroom Festival Grant Application
  • Board of Directors list for your organization.
  • A list of funders you will solicit for this program or item.
  • Your 2016 Organizational Budget or 2016 Profit/Loss Statement
  • Attach the most recently completed Form 990, 990-Z or explain why one was not filed.

First Time Applications should also submit:

  • Most Recent 501(c) (3) ruling for your organization
  • A brief description of your organization and its purpose.

Please be specific when describing your need. Priority is given to requests for tangible items, not salaries or scholarships. Funds requested for a general budget will not be considered.

Funds must be used during the 2017 year.  Awards may not be placed in a capital reserve or special fund for future use. 

Do not send additional information.

Grants will be announced by March 18, 2017

Organizations can only submit one application.

All grant recipients are required to:

  1. Send a representative to the to the Award Presentation. (TBD)
  2. Participate in the Mushroom Festival Parade (Friday evening, Sept. 8, 2017)
  3.   Return the required documentation form and receipts by December 31, 2017.

Organizations that do not meet the above requirements will not be eligible for grants in 2018.

Organizations receiving a Mushroom Festival Grant will be given the opportunity to have a booth (one of the days) on the street during the Mushroom Festival.

If you have any questions, you are encouraged to contact Kathi Lafferty, Festival Coordinator, by e-mail at  or by telephone at 610-925-3373.

Download the 2017-grant-application and -instructions  as a Word document.
Download the 2017-grant-application and -instructions as a pdf.


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