We’re thrilled to announce Big Green Jumpstart — created to accelerate outdoor learning.


Thanks to the support of a generous donor and the resources developed over the last year by Big Green and other incredible organizations like Green Schoolyards America, the Children and Nature Network, and the School Garden Support Organization Networkwe’re offering $2,000 flash grants to schools across America.

Are you an educator?

Here are more details about this unique grant opportunity.

Educators who meet the following guidelines are encouraged to attend the Big Green Jumpstart webinar for more details:


  • If you work in a school and have the support of your building principal or administrator. (The primary applicant needs to be a school staff member or educator.)
  • You are committed to outdoor learning this fall.
  • Your school currently has a garden.
  • The percentage of students at your school receiving Free and Reduced Lunch is at or above 65%.
  • Your school is able to receive and utilize funds according to guidelines by Nov 19, 2021.
  • You are able to attend two live webinars and complete two on-demand mini-courses to build your skills in outdoor education and share your knowledge with your peers.
  • You believe in outdoor education and want to be a part of a community advancing the conversation about outdoor education.
  • …then you are eligible to apply for a Big Green Jumpstart grant to accelerate outdoor learning!

If you don’t meet the requirements for this grant, we’re still here to help you teach outside. We’re curating a resource library with contributions from Big Green and our outdoor learning partners. To request access, share your email.

Ready to apply?

Here are important dates and deadlines for the first round of grants.

September 8, 2021 – Required Grantseeker Webinar

September 15, 2021 – Applications Due

September 17, 2021 – Grant Disbursement Begins

Here are important dates and deadlines for the second round of grants.

September 15, 2021 – Required Grantseeker Webinar

September 21, 2021 – Applications Due

September 24, 2021 – Grant Disbursement Begins

Here are important dates and deadlines for the third round of grants.

September 22, 2021 – Required Grantseeker Webinar

September 28, 2021 – Applications Due

October 1, 2021 – Grant Disbursement Begins

You’ll receive the application and learn more about the program during our Required Grantseeker Webinars. Choose a session and RSVP below.

Required Grantseeker Webinar
September 22
5:00-6:00 PM EST

Questions? Ideas? Just excited? Email us at jumpstart@biggreen.org.