The following are upcoming grant opportunities for school gardens:
Campus Kitchen Launch Grant, Due February 1, 2015
The Campus Kitchens project has numerous funding options and grant opportunities available to schools across the country to help with the planning and implementation of a Campus Kitchen. The Campus Kitchens Project is a national non-profit that empowers student leaders to create innovative and sustainable solutions to hunger
The Lifetime Foundation, Rolling Applications
The Life Time Foundation offers technical and financial assistance to schools looking to improve their school lunch. The take a fairly strong stance on what “real” food is – much stronger than we do – but if schools are on board with their program than they may actually be a good resource. I’ll defer to you on whether or not it’s worth sharing with the corps.
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation – Orchard Donations, Rolling Applications
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’s “Fruit Tree 101” program creates outdoor edible orchard classrooms at public schools of all levels, across the country, to provide generations of students with environmental education opportunities and a source of organic fruit for improved school lunch nutrition.
Salad Bars to Schools, Rolling Applications
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is a comprehensive grassroots public health effort to mobilize and engage stakeholders at the local, state and national level to support salad bars in schools. Our vision is to significantly increase salad bars in schools across the country until every child has the choice of healthy fruits and vegetables every day at school. Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is an initiative of the Food Family Farming Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Produce Association Foundation, andWhole Foods Market to support First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. The goal of the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools program is to fund and award 6000 salad bars over the next three years.