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.
Madison Area Master Gardeners Association Grants and Community Support
Deadline: March 1, 2021
MAMGA Community Service Grant Applications are being accepted for gardening and horticulture projects for 2021. The purpose of these grants is to help support school garden and public, non-profit community based garden projects located within the Dane County area. Individual grant applications may request up to $500. Grant funds may be used for seeds, plants, fertilizer, mulch, tools, information and education of students and the community and garden infrastructure but not for paid labor. Grant awards will be announced on or about
March 15, 2021. Learn more and apply here.
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin Go Outside Fund
Next Deadline: March 31, 2021
Nature provides tremendous physical and mental health benefits – yet today’s children spend less than 1% of their time outside. The Go Outside Fund provides funding that helps connect youth to outdoor, nature-based learning experiences. Teachers or partner organizations may apply for funding to cover costs that facilitate getting kids outside and hands-on with nature, such as purchasing field supplies, or paying for transportation, substitute teachers, or educator costs. Grants between $100 and $500 are available.
Materials are reviewed 4 times per year and are due March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, or December 31st.
Learn more and apply here.