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School Garden Grants



Deadline for grant submission: February 28, 2022

Sage Garden Project funds dedicated garden & cooking instructors at underserved elementary schools throughout California. What does the Sage Garden Project award include? -$15,000 towards a garden and cooking instructor’s compensation ONLY (money may not be used for materials or supplies) -Wild Wisdom Garden/Cooking curriculum access -A fully-equipped mobile cooking cart for new awardees -3-day Educator summer training Who May Apply? -All 2021-22 Sage Garden Project award recipient schools -New San Diego Unified School District elementary schools with K-5 classrooms Note: All applications must be submitted by the school site principal on The Sage Garden Project website Updated 02.11.22 LM

Approximate value: $15,000, plus training and garden/cooking curriculum access
Sponsor: Sage Garden Project
Sponsor Contact: kimberly@sagegardenproject.org https://sagegardenproject.org/awards/

Deadline for grant submission: March 11, 2022

To be eligible to apply for this grant, the school or organization must meet the below criteria: -Be a charter or public school including tribally controlled and Bureau of Indian Education schools, non-profit private school, or a non-profit organization or tribal entity that serves children in the K-12 age range -Engage at least 10 children on a regular basis -Be growing edible plants in your garden For previous Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant recipients: Eligible to re-apply if you received your previous grant funds in 2020 or earlier and have completed the required follow-up documentation Please visit https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/programs/school-gardens-grant Updated 02.18.22 LM

Approximate value: $3,000
Sponsor: Whole Kids Foundation
Sponsor Contact: grants@wholekidsfoundation.org

Deadline for grant submission: April 8, 2022

Project Green Schools is challenging schools across the country to develop and implement a meaningful outdoor classroom and learning space that awards one Grand Prize of $10,000 to further enhance an existing space or build a new space. All U.S. based schools Pre-K – 12 are eligible to apply*. Schools will submit a formal write-up, proposed budget, and design of their outdoor learning classroom/space. Project Green Schools will invite the top five designs to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges in Spring 2022 to determine the $10,000 winner. This challenge will honor, collaborate with, and recognize outstanding school groups in a virtual pitch event. Application Deadline: 11:59pm EST Friday, April 8, 2022 Top Five Announced Earth Week 2022. Top Five Present Live on Sunday, May 15th 1:00 – 4:00 pm EST. Updated 01.05.21 LM

Approximate value: $10,000
Sponsor: Project Green Schools Mission statement: Developing the next generation of environmental leaders through education, project-based learning and community service. Project Green Schools is finding and supporting tomorrow’s environmental leaders today.
Sponsor Contact: Grant information page: https://projectgreenschools.org/outdoor-classroom-challenge/?fbclid=IwAR3hDW56o0E7djTQGyt0IFR7Rauzj5T7sneIC2KU8PKmAuO-QxMJtDyByYw

Deadline for grant submission: May 30, 2022

Awards are evaluated by a specific criterion and must fulfill the club’s objectives: To promote interest in gardening and related creative activities To improve and beautify our community To provide garden education and information The application can be submitted between September 1-May 30. Allow 30-45 days for determination of the request. Updated 09.17.21 LM

Approximate value: Not listed.
Sponsor: Poway Valley Garden Club
Sponsor Contact: https://www.powayvalleygardenclub.org/outreach Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSey7iyz1fFNjxLMLyUGcxoZWpSyFXftT3RYe_j3eahmaTc3VQ/viewform PVGC@outlook.com

Deadline for grant submission: December 17, 2022

Grant packages awarded to any nonprofit organization, public or private school, or youth program in the United States or US Territories planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability. Reporting requirements include: 5-10 digital images of the school garden, including photos of recipients using the products from the YGG award package Parental release forms to accompany photos that include images of recognizable children Completion of an online survey focusing on the impact of the grant and garden programming on participating youth and community members. (We will not request receipts or proof of grant funding spending). If you do not feel that you will be able to comply with these reporting requirements, please do not apply. The best way to stay up-to-date regarding all KidsGardening grants is to subscribe to their Grant and Contests Newsletter. They send out notifications when funding opportunities become available and reminders as application periods wrap up. Updated 10.20.21 LM

Approximate value: A total of 50 programs will be awarded Youth Garden Grants in 2022. 40 Winners will receive award packages valued at $1050 that include: $250 cash prize from KidsGardening A variety of gardening tools and supplies. The other ten packages include the above, plus additional items.
Sponsor: KidsGardening and various sponsors
Sponsor Contact: kidsgardening.org Online application: https://kidsgardeninggrants.limequery.org/983634?lang=en We encourage you to subscribe to the KidsGardening Grant and Contests Newsletter for updates on all of their grants: https://kidsgardening.org/subscribe-to-kidsgarden-news/

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Earn cash for your school garden activities by scanning store receipts with the Box Tops mobile app. No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online. Twice a year, your school will receive a check and those funds can be used to buy whatever it needs! Updated 05.14.21 LM

Approximate value: Not available
Sponsor: Box Tops for Education
Sponsor Contact: http://www.boxtops4education.com/ Additional Coordinator information: https://support.boxtops4education.com/help/coordinator-information

Applications may be submitted at any time.

The Fruit Tree 101?program creates outdoor edible orchard classrooms at public and nonprofit schools of all levels, across the country. The grant provides fruit trees and assistance in planting and caring for them. Recipients must be nonprofits, public or nonprofit schools, or government entities that 1) own the planting site (or have long-term arrangements to remain at the planting site), 2) are committed to caring for the trees in perpetuity, 3) have a source of irrigation nearby, 4) and can help coordinate local volunteers to join us on the day of planting. If selected for an orchard donation, FTPF provides high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, equipment, on-site orchard design expertise and oversight, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training and manuals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. FTPF's current schedule is at near capacity but you may submit an application which will remain on file. FTPF will be in touch in the future should an opportunity arise to offer an orchard donation. Updated 05.14.21 LM

Approximate value: Non-monetary; Fruit trees and shrubs, panting assistance and resources
Sponsor: The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
Sponsor Contact: http://www.ftpf.org/apply

Applications may be submitted at any time.

**Due to COVID-19, the granting process is on hold, but you can still submit an application for when granting resumes. School districts participating in the National School Lunch Program can apply to receive a fully funded salad bar. Vista Unified School District is involved in this program and incorporates produce grown in their school gardens into the salad bars. Please Note: When you apply for a salad bar(s) and your application is approved you are immediately placed on our wait list and our team works to acquire funding for your school district as quickly as possible. You will be kept on the wait list until your salad bar(s) is funded and once funded you will be notified via email. Updated 05.14.21 LM

Approximate value: 1 portable 72-inch, 5-well insulated salad bar 2 tray slides 5 pan chillers Divider bars (and more)
Sponsor: Chef Ann Foundation
Sponsor Contact: https://www.chefannfoundation.org Online applications available at: https://www.saladbars2schools.org/get-a-salad-bar/

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Give kids good choices and they’ll make good choices! Salad bars are a viable component of a federally reimbursed school lunch. The cost for one freestanding, mobile salad bar grant is $3,284. This includes everything a school needs to get started: the bar, chill pads, pans and tongs. Each salad bar can serve a school for 10 years, which makes it incredibly cost effective! Eligibility: U.S. School Districts or K-12 schools Review Period: Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be notified. Updated 05.14.21 LM

Approximate value: $3,284 value
Sponsor: Whole Kids Foundation in partnership with Salad Bars to Schools
Sponsor Contact: http://www.saladbars2schools.org/get-a-salad-bar/schools/

Applications may be submitted at any time.

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club invites non-profit organizations, including schools, to apply for funding projects that further the mission of the organization. Projects need to address a community need, be technically and economically feasible, ensure that all those actively involved in the project will benefit from the results, facilitate the transfer of technology, skills and knowledge to others, and foster self-sufficiency. Mini Grants are intended to be one-time payments $2,000 or less, to meet an urgent need. Mini grants will be reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis. Updated 05.14.21 LM

Approximate value: Up to $2,000
Sponsor: Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club
Sponsor Contact: https://www.rsfgardenclub.org

Applications may be submitted at any time.

350 Selected teachers will receive a $100 gift card to grocery stores (specifically Stater Bros. in the San Diego region) to purchase featured California-grown commodities (fruits, vegetables and nuts!) each month beginning September 2021. Participants will also receive a binder full of helpful resources, including instructions on how to lead students in a taste test while meeting California Education Standards. The program requires teachers to complete a formative and summative online evaluation. Updated 08.09.21 LM

Approximate value: $100 gift card to purchase California-grown produce and nuts. Printed binder with resources and information.
Sponsor: The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth throughout California about the importance of agriculture in their daily lives. Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and work. Stater Bros. Raley’s proudly supports causes that make significant impacts in our communities and align with one or more of our giving platforms
Sponsor Contact: Visit: https://learnaboutag.org/tasteandteach/

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Local Target stores care about the communities they are in. If your organization is a non-profit 501(c)(3) accredited school or government agency, you may go to a local store to request a Target Gift Card donation. GiftCard donations are available as funding permits. An average donation is $25-50 with the maximum donation of $500 per year, per agency. Target does not donate merchandise. Stores typically take up to 30 days to review and respond with an approval or decline. Updated 05.14.21 LM

Approximate value: Variable
Sponsor: Target Foundation's Community Engagement Funds (CEF)for local neighborhoods
Sponsor Contact: https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/philanthropy/corporate-giving

Not accepting applications at this time. (2020)

*Check back in fall 2021 for an opportunity to apply for the 2021-2022 grant cycle! In the past, grant funds could be used for direct expenses associated with your school’s or community’s garden project that will help children engage or access fresh fruits and vegetables, such as: garden beds, tools, plants, compost bins, irrigation, water collection, storage sheds, bags or boxes, single-use gloves, plates, and utensils. Updated 05.15.21 LM

Approximate value: $2,000
Sponsor: American Heart Association’s Teaching Garden Network/Caulipower
Sponsor Contact: https://www.heart.org/en/professional/educator/teaching-gardens/teaching-gardens-grant teachinggardens@heart.org

Not accepting applications at this time. (2020)

**Due to COVID-19 and school closures, Berry Good Food has suspended school garden grant applications.** Grants Level I: Seeds for the Future Grants: up to $1,500 per award Level II: Impact Grant: up to $10,000 per award) to San Diego County schools and community educational organizations that support garden projects that enhance the teaching of agriculture and healthy eating. Must be a school garden growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains and located on the grounds of a K-12 school in San Diego County. Projects that serve Title I schools, high percentage free and reduced schools, and food insecure communities will be prioritized. Updated 05.14.21 LM

Approximate value: $1,500 - $10,000
Sponsor: Berry Good Food Foundation
Sponsor Contact: https://berrygoodfood.org

Not accepting applications at this time. (2020)

**Applications for next cohort available January/February 2022. Get Schools Cooking will work with the selected districts through a technical assistance program that includes a workshop for food service directors, on-site assessment, along with peer-to-peer collaboration and access to a food service program Assistance Grant. Get Schools Cooking (GSC) is an intensive three-year assessment and strategic planning program that provides schools with the operational knowledge to transition from a heat & serve to scratch cook operational model. GSC OFFERS: -Individualized technical support to assist in sustainably moving from a highly processed to cook from scratch operation. -Assessment of barriers and identification of actions in five key areas of school food service: Food, Finance, Facilities, Human Resources, and Marketing. -Support for districts in developing action plans that create a structured framework to achieve their strategic objectives. -System improvement grants that support the implementation of recommended actions and next steps. Updated 05.14.21 LM

Approximate value: The program has a value of nearly $200,000 per participating district (depending on district size).
Sponsor: Whole Kids Foundation and Chef Ann Foundation
Sponsor Contact: https://www.chefannfoundation.org/what-we-do/get-schools-cooking or email: Grants@WholeKidsFoundation.org

Not accepting applications at this time. (2020)

Information regarding 2021 application period will be posted online fall 2021. We suggest checking https://www.annies.com/grant-faqs mid-August 2021. Grants of money to be used for edible school gardens. Money may be used by school to purchase anything related to an edible garden, i.e., equipment, plants, seeds, raised beds, fencing, wheelbarrows, greenhouses and drip irrigation systems. Updated 05.15.21 LM

Approximate value: Not listed
Sponsor: Annie's
Sponsor Contact: https://www.annies.com/contact-us/

Not accepting applications at this time. (2021)

The Sponsor-A-Hive program provides honey bees, mason bees or leafcutter bees, their homes, bee keeping equipment, and information on how to care for the bees to K-12 schools, community gardens, and other nonprofit green spaces. Also provided is a Sponsor-A-Hive Educator's Kit, with lesson plans and worksheets to teach students more about their bee home. It's designed to build reading and science skills, raise environmental awareness, and empower students to help the bees. Updated 05.14.21 LM

Approximate value: Honey bee keeping equipment
Sponsor: The Bee Conservancy
Sponsor Contact: thebeeconservancy.org

Not accepting applications at this time. (2020)

The 2022 Katie’s Krops Grower Search will open on October 1, 2021. Please visit https://katieskrops.com/apply-for-a-grant/ at that time to view and submit an application. Starting a Katie’s Krops Garden is so much more than just receiving funding to grow a garden. Youth selected as Katie’s Krops Growers are empowered to grow a healthy end to hunger in their community and positively impacting the health of their cities and towns. Updated 05.15.21 LM

Approximate value: Not listed
Sponsor: Katie's Krops
Sponsor Contact: katie@katieskrops.com https://katieskrops.com/apply-for-a-grant/