Philanthropy

What We Fund

ScottsMiracle-Gro's Give Back to Gro philanthropic mission is focused primarily on the communities near our world headquarters operations in central Ohio, our five U.S.-based regional offices, as well as locations in Canada and Europe.

We are proud to share a portion of our annual sales each year with the communities in which we live and work and focus support on the following categories:

  • Environmental Enhancement. ScottsMiracle-Gro is a major supporter of the development of gardens and green spaces that help provide life-enhancing qualities to people and our environment. Our involvement ranges from major publicly managed botanic gardens to small neighborhood green spaces.
  • Health & Wellness Initiatives. ScottsMiracle-Gro takes pride in being on the cutting edge of associate-focused benefits and wellness programs. As a result, we support health and wellness-based programs in communities where we maintain a strong associate presence.
  • Youth Advancement. The Company funds initiatives that provide underserved youth with opportunities that enable independent growth and foster an appreciation for the environment. Support priority is given to programs that incorporate horticulture and plant science in their outreach format.

Read more about the Company's community partnerships

What We Provide

ScottsMiracle-Gro offers monetary and in-kind support to qualified non-profit organizations. In-kind product donations are limited to materials from our consumer product offerings. Shipping-related charges will be deducted from the total donation amount.

Products are not offered at a discount for fundraising purposes. Donations of product are made in retail packaged goods and are not delivered in bulk.

What We Do Not Support

ScottsMiracle-Gro's charitable funds do not support the following:

  • Groups that are not tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status
  • Individuals
  • Private foundations
  • Lobbying, partisan or denominational groups
  • Endowment campaigns
  • Research and development
  • Organizational operating expenses
  • Individual elementary and secondary schools, not associated with national outreach programming
  • Groups or individuals seeking educational or travel grants for contests, pageants, trips, or conventions
  • United Way member organizations (ScottsMiracle-Gro and its associates are generous supporters of annual United Way funding, agencies supported by United Way are not eligible to apply for additional support)
  • Faith-Based Organizations (ScottsMiracle-Gro will consider requests from faith-based organizations, provided the contributions are not used for inherently religious purposes or to serve a limited constituency versus the larger community in which an organization operates, i.e. community gardens)

How to Make a Request

To request funding or in-kind product support, eligible non-profit organizations must submit a request electronically to GiveBackToGro@Scotts.com.

Only electronic requests are accepted. Unsolicited telephone inquiries, faxed requests or letters will not be considered.

Please allow six weeks for your request to be reviewed. All requestors will receive a response via email to the address provided regarding the status of their request.