Grant Application Advice: Native Plant Gardens for Schools and Urban Areas - Betsey Landis © 2009. Landis shares how to avoid basic pitfalls of the grant application process, especially grants with specialized funding requirements. Great advice for any garden project seeking funding.
Grants and Contests
Awards grants to public schools and non-profit organizations to install permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces.
Funding for youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.
The Home Depot and National Gardening Association
Arizona School Garden Grant - Western Growers Foundation
Donations to schools and other educational programs that help build school gardens to help connect kids to real food.
Native garden design grants.
Annually funds projects involving children and young adults; recipients are often schools and non-profits that propose projects promoting understanding of environmental issues.
The program pairs chefs with interested schools in their communities to work with teachers, parents and school nutrition professionals to help educate kids about food and nutrition.
USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES)
Offers young change-makers $500 to gather their friends and turn their creative ideas to help their communities into projects taking place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 17-19, 2015.
The Herb Society of America will select 4 classrooms to receive a $200 grant to establish an outdoor herb garden. The funds may be used for soil, plant trays, containers, youth-sized tools, and more.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting grant applications for environmental education projects and programs that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers and citizens.
Winners receive cash and tools to help support their goals of neighborhood beautification and horticulture education.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and Stretch Island Fruit Co. are giving fruit trees to K-12 parents who submit their children's school. Trees available for specific markets.
Funding is available to K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements.
Connects children with nature and the healthy benefits of gardening as part of a nationwide movement to get kids growing.
Do Something is awarding prizes to K-12 schools that reduce their carbon footprint.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is seeking nominations for its Golden Carrot Awards for outstanding school food service professionals who have developed and implemented a healthful and successful school lunch program.
The Grant for Educators challenges individuals, groups or small businesses to develop and deliver learning experiences to the public. The grant recognizes innovative projects that enhance herbal education in school systems, in communities, or in any public forum (electronic or person-to-person).
Provides support to nonprofit organizations, public schools, and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities.
Grants to take your students on a field trip to study some aspect of Illinois' natural or cultural biodiversity.
Involve your students in hands-on natural resources stewardship.
Every year, Intel honors U.S. schools demonstrating excellence in math and science education through innovative teaching and learning environments. To be considered as an Intel School of Distinction, schools must develop an environment and curricula that meet or exceed benchmarks put forth by national mathematics and science content standards.
Funding for gardening supplies, curriculum, soil amendments and plants to help create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences.
Grant to start vegetable gardens to feed people in need.
Small monetary grants for schools, nature centers, and other non-profit and not-for-profit places of learning in the United States.
Dedicated to helping your parent-teacher group achieve even more for your school.
Tiller / cultivators awarded to charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in communities.
Helping facilitate the development and implementation of holistic environmental curricula that incorporate basic ecological principles and field environmental activities.
Dedicated to the development and implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches for addressing five key concerns -- health and wellness, education, service, environmental awareness, and bullying.
North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Grant Programs
Funding considerations are made based on how well the applicant articulates the nature of the research and education components of their sustainable agriculture grant proposals.
Chicago Public Schools only
Provides grants to PLT trained educators for students to implement environmental improvement projects. By blending comunity service with the academic curriculum, students are "learning by doing."
Designed to increase the pursuit of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.
Programs funded through this grant will engage teachers and students, grades K-12, in learning about and addressing childhood hunger in their community.
For nonprofit causes (schools, churches, food pantries, community gardens, senior programs, etc.) interested in starting or expanding food garden projects that are of general benefit to their community.
Grants for youth-led service-learning initiatives
Funds to give students the opportunity to explore more of the world outside the classroom.
50 States for Good is a national initiative to support the goodness behind grassroots community projects.
To assist eligible entities in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.
Cooperative State Research, Education and Education Service (CREES)
Grants for Farm to School initiatives in rural communities with less than 20,000 people
VOYA Unsung Heroes Awards
Grants are given to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning.
Available to those developing or currently maintaining a garden project on school grounds that will engage children with fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Home Depot and National Gardening Association
More Places to Look for Grants and Funding
Kidsgardening.org - National Garden Association