Garden Grant Program

Kids who grow veggies, eat veggies, so school gardens can make a big difference. Through our Garden Grant program, schools and non-profit organizations turn outdoor spaces into powerful hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food, spark their curiosity and support classroom curriculum.


Monetary Grant


K–12 Schools or Non-Profit Organizations in U.S./Canada

Grant Value


About the Program

Our Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible educational garden at either a:

  • K–12 School
  • 501(c)(3) Non-profit working in partnership with a K–12 school
  • 501(c)(3) non-profit organization


Watch our past 2019 Webinar found here for more information about the garden grant program and application process.

You can view and download a copy of the application for your preparation purposes by clicking here, but final applications must be submitted online.

Email us at with any other questions.

Application Opens

September 1, 2019

Application Closes

October 15, 2019 at 6pm EST/5pm CST

Review Period

November 2019 - February 2020

Notification of All Applicants

February 14, 2020

Application Update: NOW CLOSED

We were thrilled to receive so many qualified applications for our 2020 Garden Grant program! The application is now closed and we look forward to reviewing all applications. Get a copy of your application here.

All notifications, regardless of status, will be sent by February 14, 2020. Grant check packages will be mailed in the following months.

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Are you a previous recipient?

We are now accepting applications from previous garden grant recipients during our annual Garden Grant process!

In the next grant cycle of Fall 2020, to be eligible to re-apply for another Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant, the applying school or organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Must not have received a Garden Grant within the past year (2020 recipient)
  • Must have completed required follow-up documentation
    • Recipients from 2018 or earlier: Annual Grant Survey
    • Recipients from 2019: Progress Report

Please note that selection preference will be given to applicants receiving a grant for the 1sttime. A smaller number will be allocated for returning applicants.

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