Other Garden Grant Opportunities
A number of organizations provide funding for schoolyard gardens. Read below for
the specific requirements of the grants.
GreenWorks! Garden Grants
Pollinator Garden Grants are available for teachers and students participating
in PollinatorLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure. *Participating teachers can apply
for GreenWorks! funding to create pollinator gardens in your schoolyard or community.
The maximum grant amount is $500, and the deadline to apply is December 3, 2010.
To Receive a GreenWorks! pollinator garden grant:
- Applicant must be trained in Project Learning Tree® (PLT)
- Applicant must be registered for and participate in PollinatorLIVE: A Distance
- A main component of the project must include the creation of a pollinator garden
on school grounds or in the community
- Youth must implement the project
- Project must integrate student learning and community service
- Project must include at least one community partner
- Project must acquire 50% matching funds (may be in-kind)
National Gardening Association
The National Gardening Association
works with sponsoring companies and organizations to provide in-kind grants to projects
that actively engage kids in the garden and improve the quality of life for their
communities. To be eligible for these awards, your school or organization must plan
to garden with at least 15 kids between the ages of 3 and 18. Please note that all
grant winners are required to complete a year-end impact report (see individual
grants for details).
Seeds for Education - Grants for School Gardens and Community Nature Areas
The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education
Grant Program gives small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, or other
non-profit educational organizations for the purpose of establishing outdoor learning
centers. The grant recipient learning centers are those which most successfully
reflect the Wild Ones mission to educate and share information about the benefits
of using native plants in our landscape and to promote biodiversity and environmentally
sound environmentally sound practices. Only through this knowledge, can we appreciate
humankind's proper place in the web of life. Applicants must apply by October 15
of the year prior to the grant year.