We recycle 350,000 Tons of Residential and Commercial Yard and Food Waste Every Year

Grants & Donations

Wonderful things are happening– New community pea-patches, more garden education programs, restoration projects, increased support for local food banks, increased sustainability awareness and much more! As a result, Cedar Grove is pleased to be launching new programs to continue its support of local projects and fundraisers. Please review the options below to choose the program that best suits your organization or project.

Non-Profits Looking For A Product Donation

 Registered non-profit organizations in local communities may be eligible for a Grant-For-Green! To apply for your product grant:

Applications for Grants for use in 2014 are now closed. We are currently accepting applications for 2015.

To apply for a product grant for use in 2015, submit the fully completed grant application form by clicking here: "Grant For Green Application".

Agree to partner with Cedar Grove in community outreach and promotional efforts during your project, including signage at your site(s), photos of the project(s), advertising and community awareness.  Cedar Grove staff will facilitate outreach and promotions at no additional cost to you.

Various product grants will be offered to best suit the needs of applicants. Available product grant levels will be as follows:

1 – $5,000.00;
1 – $2,500.00;
2 – $1,000.00;
3 – $500.00;
4 – $250.00;
8 – $100.00.

Please allow 30 days to process your request.

Schools and Organizations Looking For A Product Donation

Cedar Grove is a strong supporter of community fundraising efforts.  To request a donation of compost for your fundraising auction, please click here “Auction Donation Request Form”.

If approved, the standard auction donation is a certificate for 10 bags or 1 yard of compost picked up at a Cedar Grove facility.  Please allow 30 days for processing your request..

“Seeds for Scholars” Scholarship

Cedar Grove is committed to supporting the local communities where we operate in addition to the broader Puget Sound region.  In 2013, we launched our “Seeds of Scholars” scholarship program, offering four scholarships to graduating high school seniors at schools surrounding our Maple Valley and Everett facilities.  These scholarships include: 

  • $2500 payment made directly to the college of acceptance
  • The opportunity to be interviewed for a summer internship at Cedar Grove in the summer of graduation and every summer thereafter while the student is in college
  • A dinner for the scholar and their parents with the director of facilities at Cedar Grove Composting and the director of community relations either before graduation or in the summer thereafter


The “Seeds for Scholars” scholarship is available to students in the Marysville School District, at Everett High School, Liberty High School (Renton) and Tahoma High School (Covington).

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated interest, action and achievement in issues surrounding sustainability and the environment (i.e. Green Team membership, Eagle Scout project involving building a garden, supporting school’s recycling and composting efforts, environmental courses, camps, etc.)

For full details, criteria and application, please visit the career center at the high school where applying or:

Contact: 
Karen Dawson
Director of Community Relations
karend@cgcompost.com