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.
2019-2020 Carton-2-Garden Contest
May 1, 2020
Evergreen Packaging and KidsGardening.org are proud to present our sixth annual national Carton 2 Garden Contest! 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. Looking for ideas? Check out last year’s winners for inspiration and visit us on Facebook, and Twitter for tips, activities, and lessons. Learn more and apply here.
Teachers’ Outdoor Environmental Education Fund
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Applications are now being accepted through May 1st for the Teachers’ Outdoor Environmental Education Fund. The fund provides grants of up to $1,000 for public school teachers (K-12) for outdoor environmental education projects.
Learn more and register here.