Programs Teacher Resources/Gardening Grants

Funds for Youth Gardening Projects

National Gardening Association: Youth Garden Grants

The National Gardening Association (NGA), with support from The Home Depot, will award Youth Garden Grants to 100 schools and community organizations throughout the U.S. with child-centered garden programs. Priority will be given to programs that emphasize one or more of these elements: educational focus or curricular/program integration; nutrition or plant-to-food connections; environmental awareness/education; entrepreneurship; and social aspects of gardening such as leadership development, team building, community support, or service-learning. Applicant schools and organizations must plan to garden with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Five programs will receive gift cards valued at $1,000 (a $500 gift card to The Home Depot and a $500 gift card to the Gardening with Kids catalog); 95 programs will receive a $500 gift card to The Home Depot. All winners will receive educational materials from NGA. The application deadline is November 1, 2010. Application guidelines and forms are available on the NGA website.


"Grow Healthy" Community Garden Project

The Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and their partners are excited to announce an opportunity for community members throughout Florida to participate in the second annual "Grow Healthy" Community Garden Project. This is an opportunity for gardeners to work with their local partners in planting a community vegetable garden.

The American Institute of Cancer Research reports that approximately one third of the most common cancers are due to lifestyles - poor diet, obesity, and lack of physical activity. Growing a vegetable garden may be one opportunity for you to help yourself and your community members incorporate healthy behaviors, such as a maintaining a nutritious diet and regular exercise.

Interested gardeners who want to participate in the "Grow Healthy" Community Garden Project must submit a community garden proposal, which details:

  1. Who the contributing and sustaining partners are;
  2. Where the garden will be planted;
  3. When the garden will be planted;
  4. What population(s) will benefit from the garden; and
  5. Why this population was selected.

Those interested in submitting a community garden proposal for the "Grow Healthy" Community Garden Project may submit their proposal to Sue Higgins at sue_higgins@doh.state.fl.us. The selected proposals will receive a supply of seeds for green beans, lettuce, tomato, and carrots, a small supply of sunscreen, as well as information on community gardens, community garden grant information, and various health education materials.
Deadline: Rolling


Fundraising Website

What: DonorsChoose.org

Who May Apply: Public school teachers post classroom project requests and interested individuals sign on as sponsors.

Amount: Sponsor may give any amount to a project.

Deadline: Ongoing

Contact: http://www.donorschoose.org


Green Thumb Challenge

Green Education Foundation (GEF) and Gardener's Supply Company have teamed up to support the continued sustainability of an exceptional youth garden program that has demonstrated success, and has impacted the lives of kids and their community.

Who May Apply: Garden programs involving children currently in grades K-12. Schools and youth groups submit chronicles of their garden projects.

Amount: $5,000.00

Deadline: September 30, 2010

Website: http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org

Contact:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
Attn: Green In Action Award
153 Washington St., 4th Floor
East Walpole, MA 02032

Email: service@greeneducationfoundation.org


Sustainable Community Innovations Grant Program

Who May Apply: Any individuals, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, governmental organizations and/or educational organizations located in the Southern region.

Amount: $10,000 per project

Deadline: October 1st, 2010

Contact: http://www.ciids.org/sare/scig/


EPA Brownfields RFP Grant

Who May Apply: Governmental entities (town, county, regional planning, state or tribal governments) are eligible with partnerships to pull applications together. Non-profits may apply for cleanup grants on sites they own, provided they meet other criteria.

Amount: $92 million total grants

Deadline: October 15, 2010

Contact: Ann Carroll

Website: Learn more about the RFP and application process: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields