Since 1982, National Gardening Association has awarded Youth Garden Grants to 5,416 schools, nonprofits, and youth programs across the United States contributing over 2.9 million dollars in funding to youth gardening initiatives. This year, Youth Garden Grant is sponsored by NGA’s generous donor base with contributions from Ames, Bonnie Plants, Cloudfarm, Eartheasy, Ecotonix, Gardener’s Supply Company, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Rain Bird, and SmartPot.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
The 2016 Youth Garden Grant is an award designed to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability.