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 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 2020 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, 2020

Application Closes

October 15, 2020 at 6pm EST/5pm CST

Review Period

November 2020 - February 2021

Notification of All Applicants

February 12, 2021

Application Update: All 2020 Notifications Have Been Made and Recipients are Receiving Their Packages

We were thrilled to receive so many qualified applications for our 2020 Garden Grant program! We received over 900 applications this year and awarded 550 Garden Grants! New this year, 100 of this year’s recipients were returning Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant recipients.

All notifications, regardless of decision, have been made and grant check packages are being sent. If you opted to have the shipment of your grant deferred due to school closure or other circumstances related to COVID-19, your grant check and package will be shipped mid-August.

We look forward to our next grant cycle which will open on September 1, 2020!

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Are you a previous recipient?

If you have previously received a Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant and are interested in re-applying in the Fall 2020 grant cycle please see the below information. 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 1st time. A smaller number will be allocated for returning applicants.

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