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

Grants & Donations

From community gardens to restoration projects to supporting local food banks, Cedar Grove is committed to the communities we serve. On this page, you'll see our giving programs outlined; please review the options below to choose the program that best suits your organization or project.

Non-Profit Product Donations

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

To apply for a product grant for use in 2016, submit the fully completed grant application form by clicking here: "Grant For Green Application".

By applying for a Grant for Green, you 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.

Please allow 60 days to process Grant for Green requests.

Fundraising Product Donations

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 auction donation requests.

“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

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:

Karen Dawson
Director of Community Relations