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


Attend a Garden Grant Application Process Webinar for more information about the garden grant program and application process.

  • Watch our past 2018 Webinar found here.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 11AM CST. Click here to register.
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @ 3PM CST. Click here to register.

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 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

Apply Here

Application Update

We are looking forward to receiving applications for our 2020 Garden Grant program!

The application window will open from September 1, 2019 - October 15, 2019.


Sign up for an informational webinar on our application process.

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New this year

If your garden has received a Garden Grant in the past, you are now eligible to apply for another Garden Grant.

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
  • Must have completed required follow-up documentation:
    • Recipients from 2017 or earlier: Grant Survey
    • Recipients from 2018: Progress Report

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

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