These grant programs allow for schools and non-profit organizations to receive support for educational beehives and bee programming so students can observe bees up close and learn about the vital role these pollinators play in our food system.
K-12 Schools or Non-Profit Organizations that serve any grades K-12 in the U.S./Canada
Traditional Bee Grant
*New Applicants only
The Traditional Bee Grant allows for K-12 schools or non-profit organizations that serve any grades K-12 to start a new or enhance an existing bee program hosting live bees on their campus.
About the Program
A choice of a monetary or equipment grant intended to support schools in bringing live bees to their campus or grow their already existing educational hive program.
Monetary Grant: $1,500 monetary grant
Equipment Grant: Indoor Observation Hive
You can find a copy of the 2024 Traditional Bee Grant application here. All final applications MUST be submitted online but we share the application PDF as a way for you to prepare and get started!
Renewal Bee Grant
*Previous Bee Grant Recipients only
The Renewal Bee Grant allows for K-12 schools or non-profit organizations that have previously received a Bee Grant to receive support to grow their programs.
About the Program
A $500 monetary grant intended to boost or support existing educational bee programs. Applicant must have received a Traditional Bee Grant from Whole Kids Foundation in 2022 or before and completed the required Progress Report. Live bees are not required to apply for this grant.
Also included with grant award:
One-on-one Program Consultation with The Bee Cause Project for program development, technical support, and beekeeper guidance (if applicable).
Educator Resource Pack to provide the strategies and tools needed to grow a strong Bee Program. This includes core compliant lessons, activities, distance learning experiences, Bee Program budgeting and planning tools, community engagement opportunities, and more.
You can find a copy of the 2024 Renewal Bee Grant application here. All final applications MUST be submitted online but we share the application PDF as a way for you to prepare and get started!
To learn more about our Bee Grant program and application process, join us for our upcoming annual Bee Grant Application Webinars! Learn about the difference between the two grants, get direction for the online grant portal, and hear a variety of questions from attendees.
Bee Grant Application Webinar #1 – Grant and Application Info: To learn more about our Bee Grant program and application process, watch the recording of our recent Bee Grant Application Webinar! Learn about the difference between the two grants, get direction for the online grant portal, and hear a variety of questions from attendees.
Bee Grant Application Webinar #2 – Live Q&A: Please join our webinar to answer any questions that you may have about the 2024 Bee Grant! We will spend a portion of the time going through some FAQs and then the rest of the time will be spent answering questions from attendees.
For any questions about beehives or hosting live bees, email our bee-expert partners at The Bee Cause Project at email@example.com.
Visit our Bee Program page for resources to get your bee programs buzzing. These materials will support your pollinator education no matter what stage you’re at. Find a core-compliant 6-week Bee Unit, information on The Bee Cause Project’s upcoming “Building Your Bee Program” webinar series, a monthly Bee Calendar and Journal Prompts, and much more!
Not quite ready to apply for a grant? Get ready for a Bee Grant by following the 5 steps to a successful bee journey here.