Foundation Grants

Fall 2013 Grants for School Gardens

These are some current grant opportunities and their deadlines:


Captain Planet Foundation Grant

Deadline: Monday, September 30

Grants are made for activities that promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.


Green Thumb Challenge

Deadline: Monday, September 30

GEF and Gardener’s Supply Company are calling on schools and youth groups to submit chronicles of their garden projects in a race to win a $1,000 prize. The award is designed to support the continued sustainability of an exceptional youth garden program that has demonstrated success, and has impacted the lives of kids and their community.


California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom’s Literacy for Life Grant
Deadline: Tuesday, October 1

Literacy for Life Grants are designed to initiate new projects or expand existing projects that promote agriculture literacy. Funds are provided to California educators to support the integration of agriculture into regular classroom instruction.


Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant
Deadline: Tuesday, October 15

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation works to build better schools and communities. This year the Foundation is challenging itself to seek ways to provide the tools that help our educators and parent groups through today’s challenging times efficiently, while providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities taking priority.


Wild Ones’ Seeds for Education Grant
Deadline: Tuesday, October 15

Wild Ones is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the use of natural landscaping with native plant species as an ecologically better alternative to traditional landscaping practices. Schools, nature centers, and other nonprofit and not-for-profit places of learning (including houses of worship) with a site available for this stewardship project may apply for Seeds for Education grant.


Whole Kids Foundation’s School Garden Grant
Deadline: Thursday, October 31

Whole Kids Foundation created the School Garden Grant Program in partnership with FoodCorps to provide a $2,000 monetary grant to fund school gardens and related activities.