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Funding Sources

  • 2012 Youth Garden Grants
    • Through The Home Depot Garden Club, 5 winners will receive gift cards valued at $1,000, and 95 winners will receive $500 gift cards, for the purchase of gardening materials and supplies specific to the needs of their program from their local Home Depot store.
    • Deadline: November 28, 2011
  • Disney's Planet Challenge
    • Double Your Impact match offer for hands-on environmental project(s) submitted by 3rd through 8th grade teachers requesting up to $650 in materials. Full-funding is also available to teachers who also sign up to participate in Disney's Planet Challenge!
    • Deadline: December 23, 2011
  • 2012 Fiskar's Project Orange Thumb
    • Funding for gardens and/or gardening projects geared toward community involvement, neighborhood beautification, sustainable agriculture, and/or horticultural education.
    • Deadline: December 5, 2011
  • Katie's Krops
    • A new grant opportunity for kids ages 9 to 16 to start a vegetable garden to feed people in need in their communities. The winner will be awarded a gift card to a garden center in their area (up to $400), support from Katie's Krops, and a digital camera to document the garden and the harvest. Applications for all types of vegetable gardens, such as a container garden if you live in a city or a vegetable garden located in your neighborhood or at your school, will be considered.
    • Deadline: December 5, 2011
  • 2012 "I Can Grow" Youth Garden Award
    • The 2012 "I Can Grow" Youth Garden Award will be presented to established or start-up school and community gardens that demonstrate well-developed and staffed plans for a youth-centered educational program, with an emphasis on nutrition and food production, environmental awareness, social responsibility, and scholastic integration.
    • Deadline: December 23, 2011
  • 2011 School Garden Grant Project: Helping Gardens Grow
    • Learn about the process of growing food helps children develop a deep understanding of the connection between healthy eating and a healthy body. School gardens offer an opportunity to integrate math, science and health curriculum into a dynamic, interactive setting. They also provide a base of knowledge that allows children to take an active role in healthy food choices.
    • Deadline: December 31, 2011
  • Herb Society Grant for Educators
    • The Herb Society of America's mission is to promote the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community. The Grant for Educators challenges individuals, groups or small businesses to develop and deliver learning experiences to the public. Each year, the Grant Committee anticipates funding one or two grants for a total of $5,000.
    • Deadline: December 31, 2011
  • Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant
    • The Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden is designed to help schools teach lessons of peace and hunger awareness through garden activities.
    • Deadline: January 9, 2012
  • Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program
    • Each year, Bonnie Plants distributes free cabbage plants to third graders across the country to foster an interest in gardening and the environment. Bonnie gives a $1,000 award to one student in each state.
    • Deadline: March 1, 2012
  • 2012 Mantis Awards for Community and Youth Gardens
    • Each year, Mantis presents the Mantis Awards to charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their host communities. NGA selects 25 outstanding applicants to receive Mantis tiller/cultivators.
    • Deadline: March 1, 2012
  • Captain Planet Foundation
    • The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF)provides grants that support: environmental projects that give children and young adults the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities in their local community, education projects that are related to teaching environmental content and skills, and ongoing projects that will be sustained over time. CPF grants are limited to $2,500. Preferential consideration is given to smaller grants as seed funding and to applicants who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their projects.
    • Deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2012 September 30, 2012, or January 15, 2012
  • America Honda Foundation
    • The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. They support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • America the Beautiful Fund
    • Since 1980 the Operation Green Plant Program has grown 1.75 billion pounds of food for the hungry - free vegetable seeds.
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • Annie’s Grants for Gardens
    • We offer a limited number of small grants to community gardens, school gardens and other educational programs that connect children directly to gardening. These funds can be used to buy gardening tools, seeds or other needed supplies.
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • Champ a Champion Fur Kids Grants
    • These grants are funded through the sale of Champ – A Champion Fur Kids. One dollar from the sale of Champ bear is donated through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to children’s health and wellness causes throughout the United States and Canada. For 2010, they will begin accepting children’s health and wellness grant requests on March 2nd and will review them on a rolling basis.
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • Do Something Seed Grant
    • Do Something Seed Grants are targeted towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started. These grants can be used to jump-start your program or to realize your ideas for the first time.
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • Feed the Children S.E.E.D. Program (PDF, 826KB)
    • In addition to providing seed packets to Title 1 schools through our Kid's School Basics program, Feed the Children is also providing seed packets to schools across the country that are starting or continuing a school garden or outdoor classroom. Schools can contact Tina Thompson directly for more information via email at .
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • Fruit Tree 101
    • “Fruit Tree 101” is a program that brings fruit tree orchards to schoolyards so students can improve the quality of the air and water while creating a source of tasty snacks for decades to come. Not only do our schoolyard fruit orchards help the environment, but they give your teacher an excuse to hold class outside when it’s time for science lessons!
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • Giulio Garden Fund
    • This fund has been established in remembrance of Giulio DiBenedetto, to provide small grants that can help start or continue edible organic school and community gardens.
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • Golden Carrot Awards
    • Each year, as part of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's (PCRM) Healthy School Lunches Program, PCRM presents the Golden Carrot Awards to food service professionals who have developed and implemented a healthful and successful school lunch program. This award recognizes food service professionals who offer schoolchildren a range of healthy options, especially a variety of vegetarian foods and nondairy beverage choices.
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • The NEA Foundation Green Grants
    • The Big Green Help Grants program is dedicated to the development and implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches for teaching green concepts to elementary and middle school students. The grants target environmental education as an area of great promise in helping students develop a sense of environmental stewardship.
    • Deadline: Rolling