US School Gardens
Created in partnership with FoodCorps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a K-12 school, or a nonprofit working in partnership with a K-12 school, to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds.
Interested in a garden grant for a non-profit children’s programming organization, not located at a school? Check out our NEW Extended Learning Garden Grant program!
2016 School Garden Grant Program – NOW CLOSED
Application Open: September 1st, 2015
Application Closed: October 31, 2015 at 5pm CST
Review Period: Winter 2016
Notification of all applicants: February 15, 2016
We were thrilled to receive so many qualified applications for our US 2016 School Garden Grant program! The application is now closed and we look forward to reviewing all applications. All notifications, regardless of status, will be sent by February 15, 2016. Grant checks will be mailed in the following months.
Important information and resources:
School Garden Grant Application – A copy of the 2016 application questions. Get started now!
School Garden Grant FAQs – Review these helpful FAQs regarding the school garden grant application process.
School Garden Grant Writing Tips – FoodCorps reviewer tips for a successful grant application!
Visit our School Garden Resource Center for guidance on planning your school garden.
Explore our new School Garden Curriculum for tips on how to make your garden an edible education experience!
Why School Gardens?
Whole Kids Foundation believes that student involvement in a school garden fosters a relationship between students and their food. It creates knowledge of and respect for whole nutritious food, informing their food choices for years to come.
Since 2011, Whole Kids Foundation has invested over $6 million to support over 3,000 school gardens across the United States and Canada. Check out the online map to see where we have supported grants.
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