Garden Grant Round-Up | April 2017

Apply for grants this month to receive cash for your Learning Garden budget!

Featured Grants:

The United Fresh Start Foundation is proud to announce they are now accepting applications for their new Community Grants Program. The program extends the foundation’s work beyond the school day, with the goal to provide children in communities across the country with access to fresh fruit and vegetables after school, on weekends, during summer breaks and in other creative venues. Applications are due by Monday, April 20, 2017.

Look at Agriculture… Organically! grants are available to help students in grades kindergarten through eighth better understand organic agriculture.  Educators can apply for up to $1,000 grants to integrate organic agriculture into their regular classroom instruction. Project ideas may include: classroom composting systems, making observations about conventional vs. organic vegetables, and saving seeds from your school garden.  Grants are provided by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, but are available nationwide!  Apply by May 15, 2017. 

The NEA Foundation provides NEA members with $2,000 and $5,000 grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools in any subject area. Qualifying proposals include garden-based projects that support self-directed learning, inquiry, and critical reflection of standards-based subject matter. Applications are due June 1st for a September award date or October 15th for a January award date.