Below you will find links to a number of grants related to garden-based education. Many garden programs have also found funding by applying for small grants from local organizations, so be sure to check in with local non-profits and small businesses in your area!
While grants are a popular and effective way to provide funding for school garden programs, they are certainly not the only way. Take a look at our Funding Your School Garden Program brief for more ideas on how to fund your school garden.
Wisconsin FFA Foundation Chapter Grant
Deadline: March 22, 2019
Chapter grants encourage Wisconsin FFA chapters to develop individual and cooperative activities which will enhance their communities.
To be eligible for a 2019 Wisconsin FFA Foundation Chapter Grant, FFA chapters must be in good standing with the Wisconsin Association of FFA and submit a completed application to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation by March 22, 2019. The application can be found on the Wisconsin FFA Foundation website under “Chapter Grants” (www.wisconsinffafoundation.org).
2018 – 2019 Carton-2-Garden Contest
Deadline: March 25, 2019
Open to public and private schools, contest winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons.
Your school can get started by collecting at least 100 empty cartons from your home, community, or cafeteria. After gathering cartons, it’s time to design and construct purposeful garden items and structures using them.