Boy looking at the vegetables growing in the garden.  

School Garden Grants!

Below is an updated list of current grant opportunities from partners and friends:

  • School Fruit and Veggie Grants (Skoop and Chef Ann Foundation) Purpose: Awards school projects that help kids learn about and eat more fruits and vegetables. Sponsored by Skoop and Chef Ann Foundation. Eligibility: Schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. Schools with greater than 50% free and reduced eligible enrollment encouraged to apply. Funding: $2,500/school. Deadline: Available until funding is depleted.
  • Carton 2 Garden: Open to public and private schools, contest winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons. Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • KidsGardening Grant Opportunities: a compiled list of grants and grant-related resources.
  • IOBY (In Our Back Yard): If you’ve ever considered the possibility of crowdfunding to support your community garden or urban farm but weren’t sure how to startthe answer is in your backyard. Most ioby micro-donors give an average of $35, live within 2 miles of the project site they’re supporting and regularly volunteer with the project. Post your project today at ioby.org.
  • The Awesome Foundation: is now taking applications for its $1,000 microgrants to further awesomeness in the universe. Check out your city’s chapter and see what initiatives they’re looking for then apply! Every month, one microgrant will be given for an awesome idea. The more inventive the better.

Always consider if any local companies near you have the tools or items your garden needs. Local businesses will often support school gardens with small donations of the materials. You may also find local support from parents or other businesses near you who will buy the tools you need– for you!

Best of luck!