Funding for Site Gardens

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National Head Start Association

The new Garden Grants initiative seeks to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to more Head Start children and families, increasing healthy food access and fostering a lifelong love of gardening. All Head Start programs are welcome to apply. Grant recipients will receive $5,000, plus a garden kit, to create or expand a garden in their community. Application deadline for the 2018/2019 program year is November 15, 2018.

Safer® School Garden Grant

Providing a chance for a healthier future is exactly why Safer® Brand is giving away a $500 school garden grant. Check out the Safer® School Garden Grant page for more information on why school gardens matter, how to build one and to apply for the Safer® School Garden Grant. Send your submission in between September 1 to December 1.

Katie's Krops

For over a decade, Katie’s Krops has empowered youth across the country to grow a healthy end to hunger in their communities by starting Katie’s Krops Gardens, where the harvest is shared. We are excited to welcome new youth Growers in 2023! Our Grower search will open on October 1 and close on December 30, 2023. Youth residing in the United States between the ages of 7 and 16 are eligible to apply. Katie’s Krops Growers start vegetable gardens in their communities where the whole harvest is shared with their neighbors in need. Children selected as Growers receive supplies, funding, and support from Katie’s Krops. They become part of a network of youth across the country dedicated to improving their community’s health and well-being. In addition, they are eligible for scholarships for their higher education.

Captain Planet Project Learning Garden

The Captain Planet Foundation Project Learning Garden Program encourages educators to consider the school garden as an extension of the traditional classroom rather than an extracurricular activity. Gardens can provide a context for multidisciplinary learning, ranging from nutrition and science to social, studies, math and language arts. Students benefit by expanding their palates, taste-testing healthy foods, and learning about food origins; engaging in authentic science field investigations; manipulating the environment to understand math, and so much more!

The Sow It Forward School Garden Grant

Sow It Forward is the grants and partnership program of Kitchen Gardeners International. The grant is for nonprofit causes or organizations (schools, 501c3s, food banks, community gardens, colleges, libraries, prisons, senior programs, etc.) interested in starting or expanding food garden projects that are of general benefit to their community. Past grantees include school gardens, community gardens, food bank gardens, library gardens, senior gardens, prison gardens and homeless shelter gardens among others.

Seed Your Future Educator Grant List

Educators are often seeking grant funding to help support their horticulture and garden programs in schools and youth programs. Below are links to grants for K-12 educators that may meet your needs. Contact each organization for more information.