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Captain Planet ecoSolution Grant

On Going - No Deadline
Each ecoSolution Grant ranges from $500 to $2,500 and funds solution-oriented, youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. The application is open to all educators working with youth in the United States. Cycle 1 applications close January 15, 2019 Cycle 2 applications close July 15, 2019 Updated 9-5-18
Box Tops 4 Education

On Going - No Deadline
Cash for collection of many different types of box tops to fund your garden activities. Updated 9-28-18
American Honda Foundation

On Going - No Deadline
Grants provided for projects with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment, job training and literacy. Applications are accepted twice a year: 1. February 1 deadline 2. August 1 deadline Updated 9-28-18
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Schoolyard Habitat Program

On Going - No Deadline
Funding available for school projects such as: • Habitat Restoration • Outreach and Education: training classroom teachers to develop conservation projects at schools; and collaborative habitat conservation in cooperation with community based groups. Schools or organizations serving K-12 students are eligible for funding and may receive up to $8,000 for their projects. For more information about the Schoolyard Habitat Program in California, contact: San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Chantel Jimenez, Phone (619) 476-9150 1080 Gunpowder Point Dr. Chula Vista, CA 91910 Email: Diego National Wildlife Refuge Updated 8-27-18
Armstrong $30 Gift Card Donations

On Going - No Deadline
One-time(every 12 months)$30 gift card preferably to a school within 5 miles of an Armstrong Garden Nursery. Updated 9-28-18
Ca Native Garden Foundation Educational Garden Design Grant Program

On Going - No Deadline
Types of support include garden design services, in-kind donations of plants and landscape materials, volunteer assistance, and direct financial assistance. A typical grant cycle is about 5 months. Grant amounts are limited to $1,000 for in-kind assistance, $500 in direct cash assistance, and $5,000 for design services. Typical grant cycle is 5 months. Updated 9-28-18
National Education Association Foundation Student Achievement Grants

On Going - No Deadline
Three grant deadlines throughout the year: 1. Feb. 1 2. June 1 3. October 15 Grants for projects that engage students in critical thinking and problem solving. Grant amounts available are $2,000 and $5,000 and can be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence. Updated 9-28-18
Bee Grant

On Going - No Deadline
Provides hives to schools to give youth opportunities to understand, engage and learn from honey bees in order to connect with the natural environment. Added 9-5-18
Youth Garden Grant 2019

December 17, 2018
A total of 25 school garden programs will be awarded packages valued at between $500 and $2,100. Eligibility: Any public or private school in the United States or US Territories planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18. Updated 9-28-18
American Academy of Dermatology Shade Structure Grant Program

December 31, 2018
The American Academy of Dermatology's shade structure grant program awards grants to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces. Each shade structure grant is valued up to $8,000, which includes the cost for a shade structure and installation. Updated 9-28-18
Wal-Mart Community Grant Program

December 31, 2018
Awards grants of $250 to $2,500 through Walmart stores, Sam's Clubs and Logistics facilities for projects focused on opportunity, sustainability and community. Updated 9-28-18
Home Depot Community Impact Grants

December 31, 2018
Grants in the form of gift cards from Home Depot up to $5,000, for the purchase of tools, materials or services are available to schools in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Updated 9-28-18
Katie's Krops

December 31, 2018
Katie's Krops grant winners are required to start and maintain a vegetable garden for a minimum of one planting season. The grantee(s) must donate the entire harvest from the garden to people in need in their community. This may be done through direct donations to families in need or by donating the harvest to soup kitchens or organizations that feed the needy. Eligibility: child or group of children between ages of 9-16 living in U.S. Updated 9-28-18
Fruit Tree 101

January 1, 2019
Plants schoolyard fruit orchards consisting of 12-25 trees, creating a source of tasty, nutritious snacks for decades to come. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Updated 9-28-18
California Fertilizer Foundation School Garden Grant Program

January 15, 2019
Applications will be accepted at any time, and reviewed twice a year after June 15 and January 15. Grant 24 grants of $1,200 each (12 awarded twice a year) Direct funding to California schools for starting a school garden or expanding an existing one. Goal is to put a garden in every interested school. Updated 9-28-18
Carton2Garden Contest

March 25, 2019
Schools that collect at least 100 empty milk and juice cartons from home, community, or cafeteria and use them to design and construct purposeful garden items and structures can win one of 14 prizes with a grand prize valued at $5,000. Updated 9-5-18
Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program

April 30, 2019
Grants of between $2,000 and $25,000 are given to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning. Projects are judged on their innovative method; creativity; and ability to positively influence students. Updated 9-28-18
Jimmie Johnson Foundation Champions Grant Program

May 17, 2019
2018 grant applications closed. Opening date for 2019 applications will be posted here as soon as established (likely January, 2019) Schools in the following districts are eligible for Champions Grants from $20,000 to $75,000 for outdoor school projects: Cajon Valley Union School District Grossmont Union High School District San Diego Unified School District Updated 9-28-18
Annies Grants for Gardens

November 1, 2019
Grants of money to be used for edible school gardens. Money may be used by school to purchase anything related to an edible garden, i.e., equipment, plants, seeds, raised beds, fencing, wheelbarrows, greenhouses and drip irrigation systems. Updated 9-5-18
Budding Botanist

November 19, 2019
Six grant recipients will each receive a check for $2,500 and package of tools and educational materials worth $500 to install a new or expand an existing school garden designed to teach students about environmental sustainability and the importance of biodiversity. Eligibility: Any U.S. Title I public or charter school serving students in grades K to 12. Updated 9-28-18