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  • American Heart Association
    The American Heart Association has a “Teaching Gardens” program for grades one through five. Eligible schools receive materials for planting day — including garden beds, soil, seedlings and plants — along with cooking demonstrations, lesson plans, and a Teaching Garden Toolkit.
  • American Society of Plant Biologists
    Plant BLOOME 2020 is open to ASPB members with education and outreach projects that advance youth, student, and general public knowledge and understanding of plant biology.
  • Annie’s Grants for Gardens
    At least 75 students must be actively involved in garden projects receiving grants. Applications open in spring and fall of each year.
  • California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
    Grants and Scholarships provided to California teachers to support them in educating youth about agriculture.
  • Captain Planet Foundation
    The ecoSolution Grants are available to support youth-led environmental projects. Grants for $500 – $2,500 support the purchase of materials and expenses related to implement the project. Applications open March 15, 2020. Applications are due July 15, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Big Green
    Big green offers support for low income schools to start or expand a teaching garden. A list of eligible districts is available on their website.
  • Budding Botanist
    Each grant recipient will receive a package of tools and educational materials valued at $500 along with a check for $2,500 to spend on the materials needed to install a new or expand an existing school garden.
  • Eco-Rise Eco-Audit Grant
    Students who complete one or more Eco-Audits from the SI curriculum are eligible to apply for up to $500 per project to support green student innovations and initiatives that tackle sustainability challenges identified during the Eco-Audit.
  • Food Corps
    Food Corps delivers garden education programs in high-need schools. They help connect children with healthier foods in schools so they can reach their full potential.
  • Gravely & Paige Grants for STEM Teachers
  • Healthy Planet
    Healthy Planet US has a goal to see a garden in every American school. They offer a variety of programs for schools across the United States looking to add or expand edible gardens.
  • ioby – Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge
    Have an idea to make your community a healthier place to live? Need some cash to make it happen? Anyone can receive one-on-one fundraising support and dollar-for-dollar matching funds up to $10,000 on their ioby crowdfunding campaign in support of projects that improve public health outcomes in the following communities across New York State: Near Westside, Syracuse; Brownsville, Brooklyn; Lower East Side, Manhattan; East Harlem, Manhattan; Clinton County, NY; Niagara Falls, NY.
  • Karma for Cara MicroGrant
    Students 18 years of age and under may apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities throughout the United States.
  • KidsGardening
    KidsGardening is a leading resource for garden-based educators across the country. They maintain an extensive list of funding programs for school gardens.
  • Monarch Watch: Milkweed for Schools & Non-Profits
  • National Agriculture in the Classroom
  • New York Agriculture in the Classroom
    The Agricultural Literacy Grant was created to help fund your most creative ideas to teach through a lens of agriculture. A grant proposal can be anywhere from $10 to $1,200. Proposals can include, but are not limited to: funding for farm field trips, purchasing agriculturally accurate books, materials for classroom projects, starting a courtyard chicken coop, and expanding your school garden project. Grant proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis starting February 21, 2020 until Friday, April 3 and submissions will be reviewed every two weeks.
  • Oreggia Family Foundation (California)
  • Pets in the Classroom Grant
  • Seed Savers Exchange: Community Seed Donations
  • The City Gardens Club of New York City
    The mission of the Grants Committee is to bring the beauty of the natural world into the lives of children and adults in all five boroughs of New York City and to sponsor educational programs that help citizens develop appreciation and knowledge of nature, learn gardening skills, and support the preservation and improvement of the city’s environment.


  • The Classroom Gardener
    Serving the Lower Mainland, BC, The Classroom Gardener supports teachers and students with a cross-curricular, on-site school garden learning experience.
  • Evergreen Foundation
    Evergreen has compiled an extensive list of gardening grant projects in Canada.
  • Whole Kids Foundation
    Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the garden grant program provides $2000 for new or existing edible garden projects.
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