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US School Gardens

Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support an edible educational garden on the grounds of a K-12 school. Schools, or a non-profit organization working in partnership with a school, may apply.

Interested in a garden grant for a non-profit children’s programming organization, not located at a school? Check out our Extended Learning Garden Grant program!

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  • Application Open: September 1st, 2016
  • Application Closed: October 31, 2016 at 5pm CST
  • Review Period: Winter 2016 
  • Notification to All Applicants: February 15, 2017

This application is meant to be a blueprint for everything you need to start or maintain a successful garden program. As a result, we anticipate that it should take you anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks to fully complete the process. 

The application will be an online process but you can see a full copy of the application questions here!

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For all of our helpful garden resources, including FAQs, the Garden Resource Center, and success stories, visit our School Gardens landing page.

Email grants@wholekidsfoundation.org with any questions.

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