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 $3,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible educational garden located at either a:

  • K–12 School
  • 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves children in the K-12 grade range


To be eligible to apply for this grant, the school or organization must meet the below criteria:

  • Be a charter or public school including tribally controlled and Bureau of Indian Education schools, non-profit private school, or a non-profit organization or tribal entity that serves children in the K-12 age range
  • Engage at least 10 children on a regular basis
  • Be growing edible plants in your garden
  • For previous Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant recipients:
    • Eligible to re-apply if you received your previous grant funds in 2019 or earlier and have complete the required follow-up documentation


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Application Opens

February 15, 2021

Application Closes

March 31, 2021

Notification of All Applicants

August 2, 2021

Packages Arrive

September 2021

Program Update:

Our Garden Grant application window is now closed. All 2021 Garden Grant notifications have been made and grant packages will be sent in the coming weeks.

Our next Garden Grant application window will open in February of 2022.

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