Schoolyard Garden Grants Donor Page
Thanks for your support of schoolyard learning and wildlife habitat!
Groveland Park Elementary - Before
Groveland Park Elementary - After
By supporting our schoolyard garden program, you are supporting conservation in
two important ways. First, you’re helping to cultivate a generation of students
who will care about nature. Schoolyard gardens are especially important in urban
areas, since the only ‘nature’ available in many urban schoolyards is
grass. Second, since grass is not suitable habitat for most wildlife, including
pollinators like monarchs, you’ll be aiding in the creation of habitat. Important
pollinators, as well as other invertebrates, birds, and even some mammals, will
use the schoolyard gardens that your donations help to create!
Thanks to the generous support of the NEST Foundation, over 40 schoolyard gardens
have already been installed throughout Minnesota. Unfortunately, the NEST Foundation
is no longer able to support this program. We are looking for people like you, who
care about pollinators and value outdoor education, to pick up where the NEST Foundation
We are grateful for any support that you can provide. If requested, gifts of $1000
or more will be recognized by naming a garden after the donor or in honor of someone
designated by the donor. Please contact Lis Young-Isebrand
for more information on naming a garden grant.
To make a donation, click here and you'll be taken to the University of Minnesota’s
Giving Page. Under the ‘Designate to specific program or area’ please
be sure to select the “Monarch Conservation and Education Fund”
so your donation goes to the appropriate program. Thank you for your support!