Grant Applications are due by Friday, February 21, 2020, 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.
  • Your 2019 Organizational Budget or 2019 Profit/Loss Statement
  • Attach the most recently completed Form 990, 990-Z or explain why one was not filed.
  • Please include a list of other organizations being solicited for donations for your program or project, if applicable

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 2020 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 20, 2020

Organizations can only submit one application but can request more than one item on the application.

All grant recipients are required to:

  1. Send a representative to the Grant Reception Dinner in April (date to be determined)
  2. Participate in the Mushroom Festival Parade (Friday evening, September 11, 2020)
  3. Return the required documentation form and receipts by December 31, 2020.

Organizations that do not meet the above requirements will not be eligible for grants in 2021.

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 klaff19757@aol.com  or by telephone at 610-925-3373. You may also contact the Office Administrator at themushroomfestival@gmail.com.

Download the 2020 Grant Application  as a Word document.