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


Join us for our 2021 Garden Grant Application Webinar on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 @ 12PM PST/2PM CST/3PM EST. Register here.

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

Emails us at with any questions.

Application Opens

February 15, 2021

Application Closes

March 31, 2021

Notification of All Applicants

August 2, 2021

Packages Arrive

September 2021

Application Update:

Schools are at the center of our work. To support schools and be responsive to their needs as they educate our children amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we moved our garden grant window from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021. We care deeply about our school communities, and we appreciate that some of our schools are using these edible education spaces as safely-distanced outdoor classrooms. We hope that by making this grant available now, others can do the same.

Our 2021 Garden Grant application cycle is now open! The application window is open from February 15 to March 31 at 6pm CST. We welcome both new and previous Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant recipients to apply (please see above for eligibility criteria).

We look forward to receiving your application!

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